I have a new article published by The Guardian.
"The planet announced on Tuesday may be the most Earth-like to date, but there are better candidates for alien life waiting to be discovered.
The Kepler space telescope is the most successful planet-finding instrument ever built. On Tuesday, it chalked up its 1,000th confirmed planet discovery and one of those, Kepler 438b, was named the most Earth-like planet yet found.
It was crowned because it is only 12% larger than our world and orbits a star that gives it 40% more illumination, but it will not hold the title for long – and sooner or later Earth’s twin will be discovered. ..."
You can read the full article here.