Earth`s `gaseous twin` discovered 200 light years away

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:20

London: Scientists have come across a new planet, considered Earth`s `twin`, in another solar system that is located 200 light years away.

The planet, KOI-314c, is 60 percent larger than Earth but has the same weight.
It is also much hotter than Earth, with scientists saying that its surface temperatures would be around 104 degree Celsius.

KOI-314c is suspected to have a gaseous atmosphere, making the planet just 30 per cent denser than water, Sky News reported.

However, lead astronomer Dr David Kipping, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US, said that the planet is certainly not Earth-like.

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First Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:20

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