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Space Telescope Finds 100 Billion Alien Worlds in Milky Way

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Well, 'alien worlds' should perhaps read as 'possible planets' Idea , but it is still a very interesting article!

"By Ian O'Neill

Published January 12, 2012
Discovery News

Last year, using the exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope as a guide, astronomers took a statistical stab at estimating the number of exoplanets that exist in our galaxy. They came up with at least 50 billion alien worlds.

Today, astronomers from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md., and the PLANET (Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork) collaboration have taken their own stab at the "galactic exoplanetary estimate" and think there are at least 100 billion worlds knocking around the Milky Way..."


http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/12/space-telescope-finds-100-billion-alien-worlds-in-milky-way/
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Re: Space Telescope Finds 100 Billion Alien Worlds in Milky Way

Post  rick1959 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:16 pm

Maybe not alien, but long lost "family"?

Seems our original idea of being alone in the Universe is now firmly changed forever.

Be nice to meet our "distant relatives"!!

Thanks, Jackie!!
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