BEEPS AND BLIPS FROM OUTERSPACE
1 OUT OF 3 SUN LIKE STARS HAVE AN EARTH LIKE PLANET
This is big news.  This makes the probability of finding life on other planets much higher.  It also means there are a bunch of options when it comes to colonizing other planets.The skinny:
"Astronomers have calculated the likelihood of finding Earth-like planets around other stars using the latest data from the Kepler mission.""About one-third of FGK stars are predicted to have at least one terrestrial, habitable-zone planet."
The article at TechnologyReview (published by MIT)http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27198/
POSTED • 2011-09-28 15:12:44 • CATEGORY • SPACE • TAGS • none
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