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Astronomers just found Earth-like planets that could sustain life

There are three or four new planets that are almost Earth's twins, astronomers announced Tuesday. They're around the same size and temperature, and are thought to have rocky terrain, just like Earth, The Associated Press reports.

The conditions could, theoretically, sustain life, said astronomer Guillermo Torres, who led a study looking at results from NASA's Kepler telescope.

Don't get too excited about the chance to meet your long-lost twins, though: The planets are hundreds of light years away from Earth.