Astronomy and Astrophysics

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone.

After four years of searching, the Kepler telescope has detected a total of 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone. And it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy, one-quarter of 1 percent of a galaxy that holds about 200 billion stars.

Seven of the 10 newfound Earth-size planets circle stars that are just like ours, not cool dwarf ones that require a planet be quite close to its star for the right...

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