View Full Version : Nearly All Sun-Like Stars Have Planetary Systems

2013-Jan-07, 09:10 PM
The latest analysis of data from the Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft reveals that almost all stars have planets, and about 17 percent of stars have an Earth-sized planet in an orbit closer than Mercury. Since the Milky Way has about 100 billion stars, there are at least 17 billion Earth-sized worlds out there, according to Francois [...]

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2013-Jan-07, 09:23 PM
Thanks Fraser...I do try and read "Universe Today" everyday and actually read the article 30 minutes ago independent of your thread on the matter.
All I can say is that the data for the possibility for ET life grows more everyday.
Who could have thought 20 years ago, we would be in this position today?