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Scientists claim there are billions of Earth-like planets nearby

Scientists claim there are billions of Earth-like planets nearby

(2:12) 6 February 2013: Recent analysis of data from the Kepler Space Telescope show 6% of red dwarf stars have rocky planets in their habitable zone. That equates to many billions in the Miliky Way alone! Red dwarfs are the most common type of star in our galaxy.

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Samsgimp Samsgimp (3269 days ago)
We have a volunteer explorer ! LINK
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We have a volunteer explorer ! LINK
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AstroBoy AstroBoy (3265 days ago)
If a planet has intelligent life onboard, it might be that the night side of the planet, the side Kepler 'sees', would always be lit, as it is on Earth, making the planet difficult to detect, or at least disguising its true size. I wonder if that's an issue when looking for intelligent life.
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If a planet has intelligent life onboard, it might be that the night side of the planet, the side Kepler 'sees', would always be lit, as it is on Earth, making the planet difficult to detect, or at least disguising its true size. I wonder if that's an issue when looking for intelligent life.
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cengland0 cengland0 (3265 days ago)
Latest comment: An alternate planet detection method is to observe solar wobbles. That will catch planets that do not go in front of the star but technology at this time requires the planet to be very large or the star doesn't wobble enough to detect.
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Latest comment: An alternate planet detection method is to observe solar wobbles. That will catch planets that do not go in front of the star but technology at this time requires the planet to be very large or the star doesn't wobble enough to detect.
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