Where life might live beyond Earth
April 18th, 2013
04:14 PM ET

3 new planets could host life

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

In the midst of chaos here on Earth, scientists are finding hope for life on other planets.

Scientists announced Thursday the discovery of three planets that are some of the best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our own solar system - and they're very far away.

NASA's Kepler satellite, which is keeping an eye on more than 150,000 stars in hopes of identifying Earth-like planets, found the trio.

Two of the planets - Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f - are described in a study released Thursday in the journal, Science. They are part of a five-planet system in which the candidates for life are the farthest from the host star.

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  1. Astrophysicist

    Planets are gay

    April 22, 2013 at 9:55 am |
    • Eugene Lally

      Hello Elizabeth Landau:

      Nice that Kepler continues to find exoplanets that may be Earth like.

      For your information I have attached my latest article in the current American Astronautical Society's, "Space Times" Jan/Feb issue that expands on my work on how to find life-forms in our galaxy, as opposed to SETI with radio astronomy and NASA Mars landers, my approach uses infrared spectroscopy to detect and analyze exoplanet atmospheres from a spacecraft.

      Regards: Eugene Lally Mission Viejo, CA

      _____

      April 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  2. helenecha

    Amazing! Not only does NASA’s Kepler satellite run faster and see farther, but also it has contributed at most 3 in 150,000(X1 + X2 + … + X150,000) opportunities to scientists.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:30 am |
  3. justathought

    I have believed for a long time that there are other inhabited planets. Job 1:6 says: Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord…” I believe these to be ruling representatives of other planets. Satan was there because when he caused Adam to sin; he replaced Adam as the representative of Earth. He is the prince of devils mentioned in Matt 9:34 and Mark 3:22.
    Satan is in control of mankind until a person chooses to accept Jesus as the Savior. God loves everyone, God loves you! “The Lord is… not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2Petter 3:9 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
    The Bible is not a book of science, but there are many scientific facts in the Bible that were not discovered or proven until many years later Perhaps someday science will catch up with the Bible. The currents of the oceans were not discovered until the late nineteenth century by an old seaman who was reading Psalms 8:8 one day. He questioned: “What are the “paths” of the sea?” Scientists have just scratched the surface of the science of the currents of the oceans, they are learning more all the time. David may not have known as much about the currents of the ocean as scientists of today; I doubt he may have even seen the ocean, but by Divine revelation he knew about the currents which he called “paths”.

    April 19, 2013 at 1:54 am |
  4. Eugene Lally

    Nice article Elizabeth:
    Take a look at the current American Astronautical Society's "Space Times", Jan/Feb 2013 issue, the "Next Science Revelation... Discovering life forms in our Galaxy". with my article using optical spectroscopy from a spacecraft that will upon reaching orbit provide information immediately rather than waiting 50 years as with SETI radio telescopes.
    This also trumps the Webb Space telescope for innovative low cost, low technical risk science.
    Author E. Lally formerly with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    April 19, 2013 at 12:24 am |
  5. w l jones

    Those planets is not light years away just think our sun is eighteen inches away early in the in moring there by other sun about 0ne eight ins which is about 279 million mile from here.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm |

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