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NASA has found a habitable Earth-sized exoplanet, Gliese 12 b

NASA has found a habitable Earth-sized exoplanet, Gliese 12 b

NASA announced the discovery of a planet 316 million miles from Earth that rotates every 12.8 days and may be habitable.

Gliss 12 b It is a “super-Earth exoplanet” that is roughly the same size as Earth or slightly smaller, according to A NASA press release. Exoplanets are planets outside our solar system. NASA website He says.

“We have found the closest, transiting, temperate, Earth-sized planet to date,” Masayuki Kuzuhara, an assistant professor at the Center for Astrobiology in Tokyo, said in a statement. “Although we don't yet know if it has an atmosphere, we've been thinking of it as an exoplanet, with the same size and energy it receives from its star as our planetary neighbor in the solar system.”