Friday, November 07, 2008

NASA thinks finding Earth2 likely soon

The Daily Galaxy writes that NASA along with Harvard and the University of Colorado think that the discovery of a Earth class, habitable planet is likely to happen very soon. To date, Planet hunters have spotted more than 200 planets beyond our solar system, but the vast majority are hot, Jupiter-sized planets that would dwarf the Earth and are almost certainly lifeless. NASA along with Harvard and the University of Colorado, hav outlined how advances in technology suggest scientists are on the verge of being able to detect the presence of small, rocky planets, much like our own, around distant stars for the first time. The planets are considered the most likely habitats for extraterrestrial life.

<- Read more about new devices and techniques being used to discover new planets

1 comment:

Dave Tackett said...

You beat me to this one! (Oh well, you snooze, you lose)

Discover Magazine has a great similar article online "How Long Until We Find a Second Earth?"