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Scientists discover 'Earth-like' planet which could be habitable

An 'Earth-like' planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, has been discovered by scientists and lies within the 'habitable zone'. The new planet was spotted by Nasa's Kepler telescope, which was launched in March 2009.

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Kepler-186f planet 'could support life'

An Earth-like planet confirmed by Nasa in the habitable zone around the Kelper-186 star has 'potential' to host liquid water - one of the pre-requisites for life as we know it to exist.

An artist's impression of the Kepler-186f planet. Credit: Nasa

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