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.”