Earth-sized planet discovered around star

The Holy Grail of searching extrasolar planets – planets orbiting stars other than our sun – it to be able to find one roughly the size and mass of planet earth. News today indicates that it might well have happened. Some further testing is needed but these finds are incredibly important given that the James Webb Space Telescope will be launched soon and having a good short list of planets to look at means some earth-shattering discoveries are just around the corner.

Watch a video report of the scientists discussing their discovery here:

Video Report

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