View Full Version : Scientists Identify 20 Alien Worlds Most Likely to Be Like Earth

08-11-2016, 01:00 PM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-identify-20-alien-worlds-most-likely-earth-181853065.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/UddHiV.GJA_ftMFCDn1pag--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/SPACE.com/Scientists_Identify_20_Alien_Worlds-e49aaaeee5b23d0ac6172f4f607d9523" width="130" height="86" alt="Scientists Identify 20 Alien Worlds Most Likely to Be Like Earth" align="left" title="Scientists Identify 20 Alien Worlds Most Likely to Be Like Earth" border="0" /></a>An international team of researchers has identified the 20 most Earth-like worlds among the more than 4,000 exoplanet candidates that NASA&#039;s Kepler space telescope has detected to date, scientists report in a new study. All 20 potential "second Earths" lie within the habitable zones of their sun-like stars meaning they should be able to harbor liquid water on their surfaces and are likely rocky, the researchers said. Identifying these Earth-like planets is important in the hunt for alien life, said study lead author Stephen Kane, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at San Francisco State University (SFSU).</p><br clear="all"/>