Sun's 'solar twin' found

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by CNN

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Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Astronomers have found a star so similar to the sun, they are calling it a "solar twin."

It was discovered about 2,500 light years away from Earth, and it's part of the constellation Cancer.

Three planets were also discovered. One of them orbits the "solar twin."

Experts say to not expect to hear anything about life there, though. The planet is so close to its star, it completes an orbit once every seven days.

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