Are we alone? Maybe.
It’s one of the most basic, and maddening, questions ever posed by scientists, but we’re now one step closer to answering it.
A new set of data released by NASA’s Kepler mission catalogs 219 newfound alien planet candidates. According to NASA, 10 of the new worlds appear to be rocky in the habitable zones of their stars, meaning that they might support bodies of liquid water on their surfaces.
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This may not sound all that different from previous Kepler announcements showing off the spacecraft’s ability to find hundreds of new planets in our cosmic backyard, but this new dataset is special for another reason. Read more…