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Milky Way has “billions” of habitable planets

Working with data from telescopes located around the world, an international team of astronomers have shown that planets around stars are the rule rather than the exception and that there are likely billions of planets in our galaxy where humans could live. Reporting their findings in Nature, the team say that most of the Milky […]

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Running the numbers on alien life

A multi-institute team of scientists have proposed a new method of assessing the likelihood of life on alien worlds (exoplanets) while another group is mulling the possibility that alien space probes might currently be residing in our solar system. Astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, from Washington State University, believes that a method for quantifying the probability of […]

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