How many Earth Like planets are there?

earth like planets

On 14th Aug 2019, a new paper was published in The Astronomical Journal that addresses the question of the quantity of earth like planets. Titled “Occurrence Rates of Planets Orbiting FGK Stars: Combining Kepler DR25, Gaia DR2, and Bayesian Inference” it attempts to answer the question. The abstract explains it as follows: We characterize the occurrence rate of planets, … Read more

Claim: Alien ‘megastructures’ orbiting star have been discovered

OK, let’s start with a quick reality check … many of the currently circulating press stories contain some Grade1 gold plated BS. Now, let’s look into why that is the case. The UKs Independent, along with many other sources, are running a story about the supposed discovery, the title of their article reads “Astronomers may have found giant … Read more

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