A solar system this close, Professor Kane explained, "presents an opportunity for direct imaging of the planet".
It's now ranked as the third-closest planet orbiting another star that might host life, according to the Planetary Habitability Laboratory.
The researchers have already studied Wolf 1061c's dim M-dwarf star - referred to simply as Wolf 1061 - and discovered that it provides flawless conditions for the planet to harbor liquid water, much like Venus once did before our Sun vaporized it's oceans.
The "super-Earth", dubbed Wolf 1061c, is one of our closest neighbors and is located in a star system roughly 14 light-years away from our own, according to Sci News. The best candidate, Wolf 1061c, orbits in its parent star's habitable zone and what observers found was that the exoplanet not only might have had difficulty producing living organisms but may have problems sustaining life as well.
The new closest exoplanet that might be like Earth is Proxima Cen b, which was discovered past year orbiting in the Alpha Centauri system, our nearest stellar neighbors, making it the closest possible potentially habitable exoplanet.
While carrying out the research an astronomer at San Francisco State University in the USA named Stephen Kane laid his focus of searching "habitable zones", regions where water could exist in a liquid state on the surface of the planet in the presence of sufficient atmospheric pressure.
Kate also explained that scientists always look for planets with life that are similar to the earth, like the planet should have sweet zones, named Gold lock zone that has right conditions for life to exists. "Conversely, when planets warm, a "runaway greenhouse effect" can occur where heat gets trapped in the atmosphere".
Since water vapour is extremely effective in trapping in heat, it made the surface of the planet even hotter.
"It could cause the frequency of the planet freezing over or heating up to be quite severe", Kane said.
Venus has a runaway greenhouse atmosphere now, in part because it is much closer to the Sun. The surface temperature on Venus now reaches around 471 degrees Celsius.
However, the research team also noted that Wolf 1061c's orbit changes at a faster rate, which could be a symptom of a chaotic climate.
"But fully understanding what's happening on the planet's surface will take more research".
"We'll try again later next month, when it's visible there again, using a more advanced detector system developed by Ben Schuetz, Director of the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory", Vakoch said.