At Least 17 Billion Earth-Sized Planets In Milky Way

Looking for a new planet to move to? If size is your number one criteria, there are plenty of them out there that might just remind you of home.

FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports:

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How many planets are there in the galaxy that are about the same size as Earth? As the late Carl Sagan would say…

(Sagan) “Billion, billion, billion.”

That’s no exaggeration. Researchers are telling the American Astronomical Society that their new analysis of data concludes there are at least 17 billion planets in the Milky Way that are earth-like in size. Now of these…

(Sagan) “Billion, billion, billion.”

…planets, no one knows how many could support life. So far scientists have not found an earth-like planet in what’s called the “Goldilocks Zone”, where temperatures are not too hot or too cold, but just right for life.

Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.




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