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Nov 11, 2012 15:52 Moscow Time
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Gliese 581 звезда двойник земли космос планета Земля
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A team of British and German space scientists using ground-based telescopes in Chile have spotted an Earth-like planet revolving around a Sun-type star just about 44 light hours away from our solar system. The newly-discovered planet is believed to have atmospheric and other conditions that make it very similar to Earth. Of all the Earth-like planets found to date, it’s the closest to us.


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