**[An Earth-sized Planet around a Dwarf Star](https://arxiv.org/abs/2302.00699)** Scientists have found a new planet that is about the same size as Earth. It takes 4 days to go around its star and is located 22 light-years away from us. The planet was first spotted using a space mission called K2 and then confirmed using a different mission called TESS. The team also did more observations to make sure it was a real planet and not a false positive. They found that the planet is likely to have a mass of about 3 times that of Earth. The star that the planet is orbiting is very small and this makes the discovery even more interesting. Scientists want to do more research on this new planet, including additional radial velocity monitoring and transit spectroscopy. Did you know, @mr27.near?