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Water on Rocky Planets Common in Our Galaxy

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posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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It seems that water on rocky planets is commonplace in the Milky Way. If so it is probable that the same could be said of similar galaxies. Presumably this would have an effect on the Drake Equation and raise the estimate of planets supporting intelligent life in the universe and as a consequence increase the odds that we have been and/ or are being visited by ET!

From Astronomy Now...

In today’s Water in the Solar System session at the National Astronomy Meeting, compelling evidence was presented that suggests rocky planets hosting water may be commonplace throughout the Milky Way...


Astronomy Now



[edit on 13/4/10 by Insomniac]




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