Scientists Say There Are Now Seven Other Habitable Planets In The Milky Way

Scientists Say There Are Now Seven Other Habitable Planets In The Milky Way
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Scientists have made an astonishing breakthrough, as it has now been revealed that there are seven other habitable planets in the Milky Way outside our solar system.

The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) celebrated its first anniversary with the exciting announcement that there are more habitable planets than previously expected.

Lead researcher Abel Mendez, director of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo’s Planetary Habitability Laboratory, said the team had hoped to add perhaps one or two planets in the project’s first year.

The addition of five possibly habitable planets over the two already known ones exceeded any and all expectations, he said.

“There are many press releases announcing discoveries of habitable planets … and that is confusing,” Professor Mendez told SPACE.com. “So having a catalog that everyone can check what is available right now is useful.”

The High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument in Chile and the orbiting Kepler Space Telescope are just two of the tools helping discover habitable planets.

Would you leave this planet given the chance?

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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