Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kepler finds 1200 new planetary candidates

I don't think I can contribute much beyond the geeky zomgfest that's already been raised over this, but it makes me think: somewhere out there there is quite possibly another alien civilization looking vaguely in our direction, seeing a teeny dip in our sun's light and thinking, "Whoaaaa! We've found a Skreegl-sized planet in this star's habitable zone!" This is only the beginning for Kepler, and we can only see more planets out there.

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