Nearby star has ‘habitable’ planet

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A PLANET with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the Sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed.

The world is one of five thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star 12 light years away that is almost identical to the Sun.

Astronomers estimate the Tau Ceti planets to be two to six times bigger than Earth.