Looking for a new home in the Cosmos
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09-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Looking for a new home in the Cosmos
The search for Earth like exoplanets

"The Earth is the cradle of mankind. But mankind cannot stay in his cradle forever."

- Konstantin Tziokovsky

Sooner or later it's time to move out of your parent's house and find a home of your own. That's one of the challenges for the human race - to find a habitable planet out in the cosmos where we can live besides Earth. Fortunately there's a lot to choose from, though not discovered yet. Science estimates that there are approx 40 billion earth like planets orbiting in habitable zones in the Milky Way Galaxy alone! The closest one may be no more that 12 light years from Earth.

Unfortunately we only know about superterran potentially habitable exoplanets, the best candidate being Keplar-22b in the Cygnus constellation visible from Earth's Northern Hemisphere. And the gravity on Keplar-22b is about 8 times that found on earth, making habitation by humans virtually impossible.

The search continues..........





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