Earth's 'gaseous twin' discovered 200 light years away

London, Jan. 7 : Scientists have come across a new planet, considered Earth's 'twin', in another solar system that is located 200 light years away.

The planet, KOI-314c, is 60 percent larger than Earth but has the same weight.

It is also much hotter than Earth, with scientists saying that its surface temperatures would be around 104 degree Celsius.

KOI-314c is suspected to have a gaseous atmosphere, making the planet just 30 per cent denser than water, Sky News reported.

However, lead astronomer Dr David Kipping, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US, said that the planet is certainly not Earth-like.

--ANI (Posted on 07-01-2014)

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