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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Statistically speaking, if you mean to compare the Earth to all the other planets that could exist within the Universe, I would come to the conclusion it is very small.
Now if we are talking life supporting, terra-forming planets, Earth is probably a very rare gem.
Our solar system isn't really a good gage of that, because yes we do have much bigger planets like Jupiter, but they aren't made of the same stuff. So we must rely on our other "hard" matter planets such as Mars or Mercury.
Those aren't very good to look at either, since they are barren and dont' support any life, as well as our limited capability of viewing and documenting their various landscapes, atmospheres and relics.
I guess we will found out soon enough, once the planet finder thingy gets into full swing, we should find some massive planets like Earth.