'Major milestone' in search for Earth's twin



NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world in its host star's habitable zone — that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water to exist — and found more than 1,000 new exoplanet candidates, researchers announced Monday.

The new finds bring the Kepler space telescope's total haul to 2,326 potential planets in its first 16 months of operation. These discoveries, if confirmed, would quadruple the current tally of worlds known to exist beyond our solar system, which recently topped 700.

The potentially habitable alien world, a first for Kepler, orbits a star very much like our own sun. The discovery brings scientists one step closer to finding a planet like our own — one that could conceivably harbor life, scientists said.


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All I can think about is invading them and raping the females because our laws don't apply there. I am one sick fucking bastard.


These are great days we're living, bros
And on the seventh day, god created earth v2 and forgot about it, as the snake was fucking shit up on version 1


wont you be my neighbor?
All this nosing around we are doing in space will ultimately be our demise. There is no doubt life exists outside of earth in space, but what kind of life? My bet is we stumble upon some cute furry thing, get it wet by accident and were all fucked because it turns into this ass raping dick alien and the whole planet is fucked. The end. kiss your asses goodbye once we find what we are looking for.