An artist"s impression of Kepler-20e
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First Earth-sized planets spotted

21 December 2011 Last updated at 17:09 GMT

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planets, which are orbiting a star similar to our own Sun.

It's thought that the planets are now too hot for anything to survive on them, but scientists believe they would've once been cool enough for life to exist.

The planets have been called Kepler 20f and Kepler 20e because they were found by Nasa's Kepler telescope.

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