Earth Look-a-Like Planet Discovered
A group of astronomers said that they have discovered a planet, which is a look-a-like of Earth. The planet is quite close to the Earth and is just 12 light years apart.
The planet named as Tau Ceti is expected to have five planets and all the planets are of the nature of the Sun. "We are now glimpsing for the first time the secrets of our nearest companion stars and their previously hidden reservoirs of potentially habitable planets", said Paul Butler, who was involved in the mission.
The way things have been advancing, it is possible that in coming time, people will be able to see the planets directly, said Butler. The planet is said to be having the mass of two and six times that of Earth.
The research was taken out under the leadership of Mikko Tuomi, who is from the University of Hertfordshire. Tuomi was of the view that they have based their findings on the assessment of more than six thousands observations, which they have taken from three different instruments.
Not only this, they have also brought into the use of new techniques to enhance the sensitivity level of search of the planets. The discovery has encouraged the search of more such planets.