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Saturday, January 14, 2012

NASA: Probabilty of Alien Life in the Milky Way Increasing Exponentially

Like the Age of Copernicus, the Kepler space telescope's survey of one small swath of the Milky Way is changing mankind's view of the Universe: dramatically increasing popular awareness of the likelihood that life exits beyond our Solar System.  According to Stephen Kane—at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at CalTech —"not only are planets common in the galaxy, but there are more small planets than large ones. This is encouraging news for investigations into habitable planets."

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