Billions of stars in the Milky Way, having 1-3 planets, could potentially support life

March 18, 2015 5:39 PM

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Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, scientists from the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with other researchers have discovered that our Milky Way or galaxy contains billions of stars, with 1-3 planets that have the credentials for supporting organic life.

Publishing their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the scientists noted that they could prove the existence of almost 1,000 planets that orbit stars within our Milky Way, and the researchers also believe about 3,000 such bodies exist hidden in the galaxies.

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