This planet is too hot; this planet is too cold; this planet might be just right…even for bears!
Time to start building your personal spaceship.
The way things are going on this planet; it’s time to find greener pastures…or little green men and women.
Of course, we humans seem really good at screwing up what Mother Nature and God produce.
Still, it’s encouraging to see we’re still searching for the next Eden.
Even if there are no apples to eat there.
For the first time, astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have confirmed a roughly Earth-size planet orbiting a sun-like star in the so-called “Goldilocks” zone where water can exist in liquid form on the surface and conditions may be favorable for life as it is known on Earth.
Along with the confirmed extra-solar planet, one of 28 discovered so far by Kepler, researchers today also announced the discovery of 1,094 new exoplanet candidates, pushing the spacecraft’s total so far to 2,326, including 10 candidate Earth-size worlds orbiting in the habitable zones of their parent stars.
Additional observations are required to tell if a candidate is, in fact, an actual world. But astronomers say a planet known as Kepler-22b, orbiting a star some 600 light years from Earth, is the