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Submission + - Possibly habitable extrasolar planet?

icebrain writes: Astronomers say they may have discovered an extrasolar planet that is habitable for humans — and may even have liquid water.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070424/D8ON8OSG0 .html

The new planet, called GL-851c, orbits a red dwarf star a "mere" 20.5 light-years away. Further research is needed to determine if it is actually an Earth-like planet, but it is definitely the best candidate so far.

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