And guess what? 140 of the new planets found seem to have both land and water.
And this is just a small survey of a very small piece of the sky.Hundreds of new planets have been discovered by Nasa's new space probe, sparking new hope of life outside our solar system.
Up to 140 of the newly-found planets are rocky and Earth-like containing both land and water, conditions which could allow simple lifeforms to develop.
The Kepler probe - which constantly monitors more than 150,000 stars for tell-tale signs of planets orbiting them - also may have found five new solar systems, Nasa said.
We are NOT alone in the Universe, but we might as well be. Even if there was an advanced civilization at Proxima Centauri, our closest star, the distance makes meaningful communication a meaningless concept. And what about the planet that have been found? They are hundreds, if not thousands of times this distance.
We are NOT alone in the Universe, but we ARE, which is plenty reason to take care of what we have. We are not going anywhere anytime soon, so responsible stewardship of the Earth is absolutely essential to our well being and long term survival.
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