As a group of astronomers has reported about the discovery of a new planet possibly inhabitable close to the solar system, space entrepreneur Jeff Manber has told RT why he thinks the discovery is so exciting.
The planet is close its 40 light years away. Its not that hot 400 degrees and it has water, it seems to have an atmosphere, Manber said.
Moreover, he added, this is a low-budget-project, its called MEarth. Its not something being done by NASA, its not a multi-billion dollar project. In just a short period of time, using small telescopes, they discovered a planet that looks like it could support some forms of life.
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