NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone – Yahoo! News

I don’t usually blog about science – or news for that matter – but this article is quite exciting, so I thought I’d share it: NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone – Yahoo! News.

Yes, that’s right – NASA have found a planet very much like our own, where the average surface temperature is in the correct range to find liquid water, and where alien life could potentially be found.


Artist's rendering of planet Kepler-22b (Image from NASA via Yahoo News)

And because I am a geek, I think this is awesome.

Yay science!

Also, apologies for the lack of proper updates this week – I’ve turned out to be busier than anticipated. Will endeavour to get better at posting regularly again, as I’ve been a touch on the slap-dash side lately.



Filed under Science and Geekery

5 responses to “NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone – Yahoo! News

  1. totally yay for science! and aliens! I wonder what we’ll find? they will think that WE are the aliens.

    • If you think about it realistically, the chances that any lifeforms we find will be bigger than bacteria is sooo small…. But it’s such a cool thought that perhaps complex life could be on another planet!

      We will all have to wait patiently and see what happens… 🙂

  2. Wow, I read the article the other day. I think it’s cool too. But I’m just scared that someday our planet will be like the one in Wall-E. 😐

    • I’m not sure that finding another planet that also has liquid water is going to be a catalyst to thinking “it’s ok we can go somewhere else” as we consume our resources. The technology for actually getting to another planet outside our solar system seems quite a long way off at the moment.

      However, I agree – we mustn’t take what we have for granted. We need to look after the earth to make sure that our impact on the planet is more positive.


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