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Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 19:46:36 EDT
Earth-like" Planet Discovered - Scientist think that the newest "Earth-like"
planet they've discovered in another solar system could have an atmosphere.
The planet, which circles a star called Gliese 876 is 15 light years away
from Earth and is the first "rocky" planet discovered in a solar system with a
shining star. The three "rocky" planets found previously orbited the remains
of an exploded star. The planet, which was discovered by a telescope at an
observatory in Hawaii, is about seven times the size of earth. Despite being
"earth-like" it is unlikely that it harbors life because the surface
temperatures are between 200 to 400 degrees Celsius.