Atmosphere found on nearby Earth-like planet hints it could be a ‘water world’

For the first time, astronomers have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet beyond our world.

The Venus-like planet, known as Gliese 1132b or GJ 1132b, lies 39 light years away, which is close in astronomical terms.

When it was first discovered in 2015 Drake Deming, an astronomer at the University of Maryland, said it was “arguably the most important planet ever found outside the solar system”.

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