Study claims alien life could be common on planets orbiting stars similar to our Sun

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Aliens could be common on planets orbiting stars similar in size to our own Sun, according to new research.

Nearly half of such stars come in pairs - known as binary systems and their combined energy extends the habitable region further away - making it larger.

They heat each other’s worlds - meaning they have a greater chance of being orbited by one with liquid water.

Project leader Professor Jes Kristian Jorgensen, of Copenhagen University, said: “The result is exciting since the search for extra-terrestrial life will be equipped with several new, extremely powerful instruments within the coming years.”

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