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Scientists say that one in five stars in the Milky Way Galaxy have Earth-like planets orbiting them. Now researchers have come a step closer by finding Earth's gassy twin in another solar system 200 light years away. Known as KOI-314c, the planet weighs the same as the Earth but is 60 per cent larger, leading scientists to suspect it has a thick gaseous atmosphere. Continue reading for a video and more information.

According to The Daily Mail: "It orbits a dim red dwarf star at such a close distance that temperatures on its surface could be as high as 104°C - too hot for most forms of life on Earth. KOI-314C is only 30 per cent more dense than water. This suggests that the world is enveloped by a blanket of hydrogen and helium hundreds of miles thick."



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