NASA Says There Are At Least 300M Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy

If threatening to leave the country isn’t getting far enough away, you’ll be happy to know there could be plenty of room in space. According to NASA, there are around 300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy. Writing in The Astronomical Journal last week, scientists report that the now-retired Kepler space telescope found stars with a similar temperature to our sun and may also have planets “capable of supporting liquid water on its surface.” And while that sounds like good news, none are nearby. The closest sits about 20 light years from Earth and four others were 30 light years away.

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