• Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to probe the skies through a space telescope to search for habitable Earth-like planets outside the solar system, about 32 light-years from Earth, state media reported Thursday.

  • The exploration of habitable planets outside the solar system is one of the main frontiers of fundamental research in astronomy.

  • “Discovering the nearby habitable worlds will be a great breakthrough for mankind, and will also help humans to visit these Earth twins and expand our living space in the future,” Ji added.