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10 Billion Planets Could Support Life?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:29:37 -0500
Archived: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:29:37 -0500
Subject: 10 Billion Planets Could Support Life?

Source: TheStar.Com


Wed Jan 11 2012

How Many Planets In The Milky Way Could Support Life? How About
10 Billion?
Kate Allen - Staff Reporter

For his 70th birthday last Sunday, physicist Stephen Hawking
wished that humans would hurry up and colonize new worlds in
outer space.

Happy birthday, Stephen: that just got a lot more likely.

According to new research published Thursday in the journal
Nature, there are billions of planets in the Milky Way that
could support life.

"People have been speculating for hundreds of years: Are planets
like the Earth the rule, rather than the exception?" says Uffe
Graae J=F8rgensen, a study author and an astrophysicist with the
Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.

"Now, for the first time, we have a statistically robust

One in 10 stars has an Earth-like planet in the "habitable"
orbit range, in which water could exist, according to the study,
which was conducted by an international research team.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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