Geez guys, they already found a new earth back in 2007, named Gliese 581. More info here.
Excerpts from the article below:
An Earthlike planet spotted outside our solar system is the first found that could support liquid water and harbor life, scientists announced Tuesday. The new planet is about 50 percent bigger than Earth and about five times more massive. The new "super-Earth" is called Gliese 581 C, after its star, Gliese 581, a diminutive red dwarf star located 20.5 light-years away that is about one-third as massive as the sun.
Because it lies within its star's habitable zone and is relatively close to Earth, Gliese 581 C could be a very important target for future space missions dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, said study team member Xavier Delfosse of Grenoble University in France.
"On the treasure map of the universe, one would be tempted to mark this planet with an X," Delfosse said.
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