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New ‘life in space’ hope after billions of ‘habitable planets’ found in Milky Way

Posted By admin On March 29, 2012 @ 3:02 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
March 29, 2012

Researchers discovered that at least 100 of the ”super-Earths” may be on our galactic doorstep, at distances of less than 30 light years, or about 180 trillion miles, from the sun.

Astronomers say the findings were made after conducting a survey of red dwarf stars, which account for about four in five stars in the Milky Way.

They calculate that around 40 per cent of red dwarfs have a rocky planet not much bigger than Earth orbiting the ”habitable zone”, in which liquid surface water can exist.

Scientists say that where there is water, there also could be life although they add that being in the habitable zone is no guarantee that life has evolved on a planet.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9170683/New-life-in-space-hope-after-billions-of-habitable-planets-found-in-Milky-Way.html

[2] BILLIONS of habitable planets may be lurking in the Milky Way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/billions-of-habitable-planets-may-be-lurking-in-the-milky-way.html

[3] First cosmic census estimates there are 50 BILLION planets in Milky Way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-cosmic-census-estimates-there-are-50-billion-planets-in-milky-way.html

[4] Alien life boost after Nasa finds one in two Suns has Earth like planets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alien-life-boost-after-nasa-finds-one-in-two-suns-has-earth-like-planets.html

[5] Our Galaxy Is Crammed Full of Planets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/our-galaxy-is-crammed-full-of-planets.html

[6] Kepler spots possible Earth-like planets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kepler-spots-possible-earth-like-planets.html

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