Kepler 62, a planetary system like our own

Two of the five planets seen circling a distant star may be capable of supporting life, reports the team operating the Kepler Space Telescope. Relatively close to Earth's size and within their sun's habitable zone, the worlds—1200 light years away—are the most tantalizing yet in a search that began in 2009. [The Atlantic]



  1. As long as these planets are inhabited by a race of Green-skinned Go-go Dancers who find short, fat, bald men irresistible attractive, you can sign me up.

  2. Well, if we build a colony ship then sign me up.  No doubt the new world will need angst ridden 40-somethings with an aversion to office work and a tendency to procrastinate.

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