Milky Way May be Home to Billions of Planets in 'Habitable' Zones, Says Study

March 18, 2015 7:08 AM

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Milky Way May be Home to Billions of Planets in 'Habitable' Zones, Says Study

Paris, France: The Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a "habitable zone" where life could theoretically exist, researchers said today.

NASA's Kepler space telescope, launched in 2009 to search for so-called "exoplanets" outside our own solar system, has already found thousands, many of them in systems like our own with multiple planets orbiting a star.

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