Stuff.co.nz reports on a new planet:
It is nearly 25,000 light years away, with a ground temperature of minus 220deg, but it looks more like Earth than any other planet found so far. … The planet, with the tongue-twisting name of OGLE-2005-BGL-390Lb, is outside our solar system but within our galaxy, near the centre of the Milky Way.
… Up to 170 other planets have been identified outside our solar system, but all of them much larger than Earth and more like Jupiter, and made of burning gas rather than solid material. … The planet, with a mass about five times greater than Earth’s, has a rocky, icy surface, frozen oceans and an atmosphere.