Earth 2.0? Nasa finds ‘another Earth-like planet’ in the Milky Way

Earth 2.0? Nasa finds ‘another Earth-like planet’ in the Milky Way.Kepler 452b – which has been dubbed Earth 2.0 – is six billion years old, has a 385 day year and orbits its star at the same distance as us. It is 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.

It is believed to be rocky, with active volcanoes and is so like Earth that Nasa believes it is possible that life once inhabited the planet.

Scientists said that the sunshine is so similar that plants could survive if taken to Kepler 452b.

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