"The newfound exoplanet, a so-called "super-Earth" called HD 40307g, is located inside its host star's habitable zone,a just-right range of distances where liquid water may exist on a world's surface. And the planet lies a mere 42 light-years away from Earth, meaning that future telescopes might be able to image it directly, researchers said."
It seems astronomers have been really successful with Kepler and other telescopes in finding new exoplanets. This discovery comes just after a planet was spotted near Alpha Centauri B, the closest exoplanet to earth (however it wasn't habitable.) The best part about this is probably how close the exoplanet is. I heard a while ago that NASA was working on new technology to directly image an exoplanet in visible light, so apparently 42 light years would be within range of the technology their planning on making.