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Friday, 07 April 2017 - 10:47
Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b
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Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time.

They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away.

Their observations suggest that the "super-Earth" is cloaked in a thick layer of gasses that are either water or methane or a mixture of both.

However, they say that it is highly unlikely for this planet to survive due to its high temperatire of about 370C

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