Posted on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 | 11 comments| News tip by: behaviour???
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Astronomers say they are on the verge of discovering habitable Earth-like planets in orbit around distant stars.
Leading scientists have claimed that the first such planet could be found within as little as four years, a discovery that could prove monumental in our efforts to determine whether or not we are alone in the universe.
"Astronomers say they are on the verge of finding planets like Earth orbiting other stars, a key step in determining if we are alone in the universe."