Milky Way Galaxy May Contain Billions Of Habitable Planets, Study Claims

March 18, 2015 6:15 PM

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The galaxy that contains our Solar System, known as the Milky Way, may host billions of planets in the “habitable zone,” which is the area in which life could theoretically exist, according to researchers behind a new study.

Researchers from the Australian National University and the Niels Bohr Institute, who published the findings of their recent study in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, analyzed data derived from NASA’s Kepler space telescope which has already found thousands of exoplanet...

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