There may be more life than just on Earth in the galaxy.
NASA’s Kepler telescope has detected 219 ‘candidate planets,’ or exoplanets, that NASA announced on Monday. Of these, 49 are in the Goldilocks Zone. The Goldilocks Zone can be described as a planet in the perfect distance to the sun, where the temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold to sustain liquid water and life. Ten of these Goldilocks zone candidate planets appear to be the right size and temperature to support life, and there is at least one planet that is a near-match to the Earth. This rock is 30 percent wider than Earth but, equally to Earth, has an orbit of exactly one year. The announcement of these candidate planets has brought the total amount of potential planets in our galaxy to 4,034.