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Space Science

Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds 331

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-to-mention-nougat dept.
astroengine writes "Using data extrapolated from the early Kepler observations of 1,235 candidate exoplanets, mission scientists have placed an estimate on the number of alien worlds there are in our galaxy. There are thought to be 50 billion exoplanets, 500 million of which are probably orbiting within their stars' habitable zones."
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Milky Way Stuffed With an Estimated 50 Billion Alien Worlds

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