resembling or like the Earth
OED records a poetic example from 1849 in a figurative context, and a scientific example from 1884.
We found air and Earth-like conditions here; we probably will elsewhere.
On one very small but earthlike planet we discovered a quasi-human race which was probably unique.
Off he shot, and in due course a fair, green, Earthlike planet lay beneath his vessel’s keel.
Since a planet habitable for humankind will, of necessity, be Earthlike, an average population per planet of one billion would be conservative.
There are three control stations, Earth-like planets where ordinary human types were left, and from them we're getting valuable information on the path which terrestrial history actually took.
They found five planets which would support human life, two of them exceptionally earthlike.
The eagles over the courtyard arch are much too earthlike. We should remember this and find new heads to put on them.
So far as the planet is concerned, I know nothing except that it is Earthlike. No trouble for humans to live there.
She wanted to stay in an Earthlike setting until she went to Earth. She wanted to stay with human beings even though for a time, she did not love them.
Only on Ganymede and Europa were there regions with Earthlike temperatures.
Terranova had ice caps and mountain ranges and island groups. It was an odd experience, looking at a place so Earthlike, but with unfamiliar landmasses.
E.E. Smith, The Skylark of Space
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