Astronomers believe they have found a planet about two-thirds the size of Earth orbiting a star 33 light-years away, a virtual neighbor in cosmic terms.
Don’t pack your suitcase yet. The planet, known as UCF-1.01, is not very hospitable, with temperatures that exceed 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, a surface that may be volcanic or molten and little if any atmosphere.
Image: Artist’s rendering of suspected exoplanet UCF-1.01. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt