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NASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.
Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
originally posted by: Archivalist
We have a lot of universe to look through. To say that anything exists or doesn't exist with any certainty is more arrogant than looking at a drop of water, extrapolating said drop, then declaring that there are no whales in the ocean, because there are no whales in your drop.
This contradicted older theories which had suggested small and Earth-size planets would be relatively infrequent. Based on extrapolations from the Kepler data, an estimate of around 100 million habitable planets in the Milky Way may be realistic.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: Revolution9
I think we are the only life in eternity apart from the dimension of the Elohim.
So, in the entire history of a Universe so vast it boggles the mind, you don't believe there is other Life, but you believe in an invisible man in the sky who watches everything we do and judges whether we suffer for eternity or get rewarded.
Ever seen this?
Hubble Ultra Deep Field. 10,000 Galaxies with hundreds of billions of stars and trillions of planets....but in all that, we're it, huh?