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WASHINGTON – NASA's planet-hunting telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life. An early report from a cosmic census indicates that relatively small planets and stable multi-planet systems are far more plentiful than previous searches showed.
NASA released new data Wednesday from its Kepler telescope on more than 1,000 possible new planets outside our solar system — more than doubling the count of what astronomers call exoplanets. They haven't been confirmed as planets yet, but some astronomers estimate that 90 percent of what Kepler has found w
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
This brings the total to 1500, up from only 500 total.
When you view it from the highest dimension there is no time and no space, nor any future or past, and that it is all happening in one fascinating expression and time is an illusion that has purpose - Edgar Cayce
NASA reports this like it's some big deal because they now have evidences (well, not exactly but it can now be considered as a strong possibilty) that there are some planets suitable for life outside our solar system. Seems to me that this report is by far a bigger deal than the fact you think universe is infinite, which is based on your faith. It's probably why NASA's searchers are widly recognized and why I can't remember your pseudonym while I'm typing.
The discovery by the state-of-the-art Nasa device greatly increases the chance of finding life on other planets.
Kepler was launched in 2009 and has been orbiting the sun between Earth and Mars, conducting a planet census and searching for Earth-like planets.
Without evidence it only exists in the confines of your mind, a thought experiment. I don't really understand your cynicism, I mean what's the point in saying "Well, the odds are insanely good for life on other planets so let's shut the book there and forget all about that question." That'd be like looking at the night sky and going, yup there's plenty of stars up there, now that we understand that entire subject let's move on to something else, and never being able to get the numbers of stars that you would need to make your "odds in the previous thought experiment". Hell the odds for leprechauns must be insanely high, i mean trillions of planets in trillions of galaxies, there has to be leprechauns right, well now that we've got that out of the way let's just write into the science books "Leprechauns are real".