(RepublicanReport.com) – The idea of life on other planets has fascinated humans for centuries. Since we came to the realization Earth was not the center of the universe, we’ve wondered what else might be out there.
On Tuesday, November 3, some intriguing data about the potential for life elsewhere in the galaxy came to light. A report using statistics from NASA’s Kepler space telescope claims there are around 300 million planets in the Milky Way that could potentially be habitable.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 9, 2020
Scientists say that of all the galaxy’s stars with a temperature close to that of our sun, around half could have rocky planets like ours with water on the surface. This does not guarantee habitability, but it’s the first thing that’s required. Some experts have speculated that there may be as many as 4 habitable planets within 20-30 light-years (around 6 trillion miles) of Earth.
It’s important to be realistic about what this report means. We’re not necessarily close to finding alien life or contacting extraterrestrials. If you’re a stargazer, though, it’s exciting to think about how much nearer we are to that far-out date than ever before.
Copyright 2020, RepublicanReport.com