60 Billion habitable exoplanets in Milky Way!?

The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests.

Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life.

Based on data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, scientists have predicted that there should be one Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of each red dwarf, the most common type of star. But a group of researchers has now doubled that estimate after considering how cloud cover might help an alien planet support life.

60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Suggests

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Om Dennis Startrek Nilsson

"If the human race is to survive as a species, it must become a space faring one" - Dr Robert Zubrin
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