Space continues to be awesome: Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered that an “Earth-like” planet may be 13 light years away. Sure, it sounds like a lot, but Harvard astronomer Courtney Dressing called it a relative “”a stroll in the park,” given the vastness of the Milky Way. For more info on the new Earth-wannabe, take a stroll over here, or look at why for space, blowing minds is the status quo.
Closest Earth-like planet 'stroll across park' - This artist's conception provided by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows a hypothetical planet with two moons orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. Earth-like worlds may be closer and more plentiful than anyone imagined. Astronomers reported Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 that the closest Earth-like planet may be just 13 light years away.