Named "Zenya 47E" after Sardonika Psychic Madame Z who predicted its existence, the planet's atmosphere and temperature are "just right" for the presence of liquid water.
And water means life.
The possibility of extraterrestrial existence has long intrigued scientists and sci-fi comic-book nerds.
"Life, even intelligent life, probably exists on Zenya 47E," explained key researcher Godfrey Gliese. "But we can't say whether or not it resembles what we have on earth. It would be foolish to speculate."
"That's no fun," snapped Madame Z. "I see them just like us, except they're all altos, Episcopalians, 40-feet tall and better dancers. But they have no yard jockies, four-cheese pizza, Pez dispensers, irritable bowel syndrome, four-hour erections, used-car TV ads, inflatable women, white zinfandel, Starbucks or Snuggies.