This is cool. A planet, twice the size of earth, but loaded with water, was found by a 16x telescope. It could have been found a long time ago, if they knew where to look!
While the planet probably has too thick of an atmosphere and is too hot to support life similar to that found on Earth, the discovery is being heralded as a major breakthrough in humanity’s search for life on other planets.
But don’t expect life there, if any, to be similar to ours. The atmostphere is too thick and the planet too hot. But it is loaded with water, so perhaps this is similar to the Mon Calamari planet where Star Wars Admiral Ackbar is from?