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Discover an Earth-like exoplanet - see

Discover an Earth-like exoplanet – see

“We have evidence of a terrestrial planet in the habitable zone of this system,” explains Olivier Demangon, a researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço at the University of Porto in Portugal and lead author of the new study. This is an important step in the search for life on Earth-sized planets outside the solar system.

With the help of the “Espresso” instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) in Chile, a planet half the mass of Venus has been discovered, the University of Geneva wrote in a statement Thursday. It is the “lightest” exoplanet measured using the radial velocity technique.