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Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the solar system. A rocky earth-sized planet which circles a nearby star and lies within the constellation of Vela has been found in the southern sky. Named GJ1132B, the alien world is about 16 percent larger than earth and three times closer than any other earth-sized rocky planet yet found around another star. At 39 light years from Earth, astronomers hope telescopes will be able to make out the chemistry of its atmosphere, the speed of its winds, and the colours of its sunsets. So far scientists have determined that its surface is likely to be a roasting 260 degrees celsius. The scorching temperatures mean liquid water and life as we know cannot exist, but the planet could still have a substantial atmosphere. Scientists hope the James Webb space telescope, the larger successor to the Hubble Space Telescope due to launch in 2018, could be used to study the planet in more detail.