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NASA Finds 54 Possible Alien Life Planets

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Feb 3, 2021

NASA finds 54 possible alien life planets. NASA’s orbiting telescope has found more than 50 planets in their search for alien life. The Kepler telescope has discovered 1,235 possible planets outside our solar system.

Amazingly, 54 of them are seemingly in the zone that could be hospitable to life — that is, not too hot or too cold, Kepler chief scientist William Borucki said.

Only two planets outside our solar system were even thought to be in the “Goldilocks zone.” And both those discoveries are highly disputed. Fifty-four possibilities is “an enormous amount, an inconceivable amount,” Borucki said. “It’s amazing to see this huge number because up to now, we’ve had zero.”

In addition, there are 1,200 newfound celestial bodies that still need planet confirmation. Borucki estimates 80 percent of them will eventually be verified. At least one other astronomer believes Kepler could be 90 percent accurate.

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