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 http://tinyurl.com/7lxlu9c 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 number." 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] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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