Scientists have discovered a planet that could have an Earth-like environment orbiting the star closet to our solar system.

FOX's Gurnal Scott with more:

Astronomers is saying this planet, slightly large than Earth, has a rocky landscape from what they can tell and could possibly have water flows that could, in theory, sustain life.

They say it's likely located in the nearest star system's "Goldilocks zone", so named for being not to hot or cold, but just right.

Scientists are thrilled about finding a planet so close, but "close" is a relative term in this case. You see, the planet is a little more than four light years away... That's about 25 trillion miles.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.

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