posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by jonnywhite
Another thing to consider is that we're discovering more earth-like planets than we expected.
sorry but the opposite is true.
we hoped around 30% of stars would have an earth size planet in the hz. The actual number is around 3% according to the kepler data. The minimum
anyone expected was 10% so its even worse than anyone expected.
the 3% figure should rise slightly but we will be lucky to get to 10% and no way will we hit 30% as hoped before kepler launched.
14-9-2011 by yeti101 because: (no reason given)