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1,091 new transiting planet candidates have emerged from analysis of Kepler spacecraft data spanning May 2009 to September 2010, bringing the total count to 2,321 Kepler planet candidates orbiting 1,790 host stars.
A clear trend toward smaller planets at longer orbital periods is evident with each new catalog release. This suggests that Earth-size planets in the habitable zone are forthcoming if, indeed, such planets are abundant.
Originally posted by justwokeup
As usual the best posts don't make it to the front page.
Originally posted by elevenaugust
Yes, chances of finding life outside our Earth have never been so high.
About the final discovery of life outside our solar system, Seth Shostak, which is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute and speaking about the Allen Telescope Array, said that there's no doubt in his mind that contact with an ET intelligence will be made before 2025 and that things will go faster and faster, especially in the five last years.
I hope that I will still be there when this will occurred, anyway, in the meantime, I just sign up to the SETIlive research as I think that possibly be part of the most important discovery of the humankind is something that I surely don't want to miss.