Scientists: At Least 8.8 Billion Habitable Planets In Galaxy

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•45 Nov 5, 2013

Using data from the Kepler telescope, scientists have estimated that that our galaxy contains about 8.8 billion potentially habitable planets orbiting sun-like stars, though the number could be as high as 40 billion if non-sun-like stars are included. What do you think?

  • “I don’t want habitable, I want transcendent.”

    Yvonne Aitken –
    Tennis Net Maker

  • “I’ve been yelling that for years.”

    Ian Curtis –
    Unemployed

  • “Okay, thanks for letting me know.”

    Andy Jonfield –
    Cranberry Farmer