NASA Determines Our Galaxy Has 8.8 Billion “Earths”
In a recent study, NASA has calculated that the Milky Way galaxy holds at least 8.8 billion planets with conditions that would support life like the one we know on Earth. The galaxy is packed with planets spinning in what scientists call the “Goldilocks zone.” Because of their specific orbits around medium-size stars like our sun, they’re not too hot or too cold to support life. Does this guarantee extraterrestrial life is out there somewhere? At this point, we are light-years from the nearest habitable planet — but with the confirmed existence of more Earth-like planets than people on Earth, running into Vulcans seems more likely.
Source: National Post