NASA Spots Scores of Potentially Livable Worlds


WASHINGTON — An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life, including more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in the habitable zone.

In just a year of peering out at a small slice of the galaxy, the Kepler telescope has spotted 1,235 possible planets outside our solar system. Amazingly, 54 of them are seemingly in the zone that could be hospitable to life — that is, not too hot or too cold, Kepler chief scientist William Borucki said.

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  1. steve says:

    Ok, so why is it that people think that in order to have life on a planet the weather has to be the same as on earth? I see it as if animals and people all here on earth adapt living to the weather conditions then why couldn’t it be that maybe life form could be in complete different temp. and conditions that just were formed and adapt to those conditions? The weather conditions have dramatically changed in the last million years here on earth and the living beings here have changed and adapted. It’s a totally different part of the universe so i believe that living things may require totally different circumstances to live…. people just assume that it takes the same as earth for creatures to survive but as time goes by we discover new things and prove old science wrong… I think it’s possible for a living being (alive in some manner whether like our living beings here on earth or some other way) to survive and live off totally different things…..=) whatever!

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