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    Potentially Habitable Planet Found Near Our Solar System

    Don’t pack your bags just yet. Australian scientists have discovered the closest planet yet — just 14 light-years away — that may have the right ingredients for supporting life. Wolf 1061c orbits its red dwarf star in the potentially habitable “Goldilocks zone,” though at first glance it’s not much like Earth. It’s hotter, four times bigger and a year lasts just 17.9 days. Astronomers are understandably eager to study its atmosphere, but must now wait for Wolf 1061c to cross in front of its star and into better view.

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