habitable zone

habitable zone

Billions of Earth-Like Worlds in the Milky Way Orbiting Stars in "Habitable Zones"

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Billions of Earth-Like Worlds in the Milky Way that Orbit Stars in "Habitable Zones" The odds that we're alone in the universe just got lower. Scientists at the Neils Bohr Institute at Denmark's University of Copenhagen have used data gathered from NASA's Kepler telescope (which records information from 100,000 separate "dwarf" stars simultaneously) to conclude there are billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy that orbit stars in "habitable zones" and could therefore potentially host life. Those habitable zones exist far enough away from their suns to avoid the scorching temperatures that would likely destroy any surface life, but close enough that liquid water could exist in quantities able to support organic life. Read more here: http://mic.com/articles/113260/scientists-conclude-milky-way-could-hold-billions-of-planets-in-the-habitable-zone Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/ Amazing Discoveries: A Billion Earth-like Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVeTncz3G2Y