Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet–that’s 7 times the mass of Earth. Six planets orbit dwarf star HD 40307g, and one of them is believed have the potential to support human life.

The planet seems to be rotating on its own axis, instead of having one face permanently turned toward its sun, meaning it has an Earth-like day and night cycle. This is a major indicator of potential life. Also, it orbits at a distance of 55.8 million miles from its sun, which puts it in its host star’s habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on a planet’s surface.

It’s close by (space travel-wise, anyway)–only 44 light years away. It’s so close that astronomers may be able to spy on it with telescopes.

The RT website quotes astronomer Mikko Tuomi as saying, "If I had to guess, I would say (the potential for life is) 50-50, but the truth at the moment is that we simply do not know whether the planet is a large Earth or a small, warm Neptune without a solid surface."

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