“We determined that Kepler-452b is the most likely exoplanet that we know of on which life may have originated because of its star, Kepler-452, and because of its distance from the star,” the study’s lead author, Paul Rimmer, told Euronews.
A newly-discovered exoplanet could be the most promising sign yet in the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers say.
Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.
The enduring image of Luke Skywalker staring at two suns on his planet of Tatooine in the film Star Wars resonates with many.
The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced on Tuesday.