A Billion Earths


No one wants to go back to the moon anymore. That place is a dump. Mars is where its at. Once we have mastered planetary travel, next comes galactic travel. Pegasus is next, then Andromeda. However, we'll be busy for a while in the Milky Way before we get there. BBC NEWS Science & Environment Galaxy has 'billions of Earths'

"There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard. Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms. He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. So far, telescopes have been able to detect just over 300 planets outside our Solar System."
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