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Distant planet 'would be able to support life'

A planet 20 light years away from earth is the first outside the solar system to be officially declared habitable, according to a team of scientists from the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace in Paris.

Dr Robin Wordsworth, one of the researchers on the project, describes the exciting discovery.

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