Goldilocks and the 8.8 billion planets

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The nonsense that comes from the fantasy factory is simply astounding. There is endless material for future space movies being generated by the sci-fi writers who call themselves scientists.

About 4.4 billion planets are similar to Earth in size and temperature, suggesting they may be able to host life, according to a survey of the galaxy using telescopes operating in space and on the ground.

The number is an estimate based on information taken from 42,000 stars similar to the Earth’s sun and their surrounding planets by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Kepler Space Telescope, as well as telescopes in Hawaii. Ideal planet climate — not too hot or too cold — was determined by how far they were away from their stars, according to the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

About 20 percent of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy are bodies like the sun. About percent of those sun-like stars are orbited by planets similar in size to Earth and in the so-called habitable zone, making them not too hot nor too cold to support life, according to the study released yesterday.

via Billions of Earth-Like Planets Exist, Scientists Say – Bloomberg.

Whoops! The have doubled in the last day or so, and we have a new name for the zone that you may recognize – Goldilocks!…

WASHINGTON — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot and not too cold for life.

Astronomers using data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone.

Once more, they are mocking the flock. Is anybody listening?…

The Story of the Three Bears” (sometimes known as “The Three Bears”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or, simply, “Goldilocks”) is afairy tale first recorded in narrative form by British author and poetRobert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837.

h/t Banazir

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