zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

17 billion Earth-like planets in Milky Way?

NASA space telescope shows there may be 17 billion Earth-like planets in Milky Way

Enough planets exist in the Milky Way to ensure that there is at least one for each of the hundred million stars in the galaxy, NASA has revealed.
Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope shows that 17 billion planets in the galaxy are Earth-like in size.
The findings are making scientists increasingly confident of finding a rocky planet the same size as Earth, with a similar orbit and situated in the 'habitable zone' of a solar system.
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