Announcement of 8 Earth-like planets – 2 are very earth like

Hey now this is cool, the discovery of eight very earth-like planets has been announced So what are the details? Astronomers announced today that they have found eight new planets in the “Goldilocks” zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where liquid water can exist on the planet’s surface. This doubles the number of … Read more

Kepler Planet Hunter delivers the goods … its amazing.

The news is all over the place, so I’d be surprised if you don’t know, But Kepler, NASA’s planet hunting satellite, has a vast river of new information flowing from it … as reported in the New York Times science section … In a long-awaited announcement, scientists operating NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting satellite reported Wednesday that … Read more