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[io9]Our galaxy is home to more than 50 billion planets…and 500 million habitable one

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The Kepler telescope discovered more than 1,200 planets in just one tiny corner of the Milky Way. Crunching the numbers, a conservative estimate says there should be at least fifty billion planets in the entire galaxy, and about 500 million of those should be inside the habitable zone. But how many of those planets have life on them, let alone other intelligent beings? That's the question we still can't answer...but we're getting closer.
http://io9.com/#!5765377/our-galaxy-...habitable-ones
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We're getting closer...2000 more light years to go. *5 years later* We're getting closer...1999.9(repeated forever).
Edited by HybridCore - 2/22/11 at 6:53am
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Reminds me of The Drake Equation.

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despite all the crap about other beings on other planets, and all the misconception about ufos, believing that we're the only ones in this universe is damn right desperate
    
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50 million in the habitable zone does not equal 50 million habitable planets...

I think you should change the title!

Only a minuscule proportion of these would actually be 'habitable', and even then only with a lot of technological help
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Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
50 million in the habitable zone does not equal 50 million habitable planets...

I think you should change the title!
No, it's the article title. Using any other would be against news posting guidelines.
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I hope we all get reborn when we die. I want to live when we go conquer another planet!
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No, it's the article title. Using any other would be against news posting guidelines.
Ah yes I didn't notice it was the actual article title.

I'll go complain to io9 then
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Excellent now we just need to invade and then get attacked by giant blue people.
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ef oithsau nii'itsfil surtje fren... eijn eijn nekt pok'it'ch'iel
yih ju srii hun vei fress ad fluirnbes vol.

annunaki for humans are ignorant inferior creatures
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