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artist's rendering of a planet known as Kepler-22b
[Artist's rendering of the Earth-like planet known as Kepler-22b. (NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)]
NASA has found a new planet outside Earth's solar system that is eerily similar to Earth in important aspects.

Scientists say the temperature on the surface of the planet, known as Kepler-22b, is about a comfy 72 degrees (22 Celsius). Its star could almost be a twin of Earth's sun. It probably has water and land.

It was found in the middle of the habitable zone, making it the best potential target for life.
Let's go ruin it!
However, getting there would take some time: Kepler-22b is about 600 light years away.

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