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University of California-Berekley



The numbers are in and they are out of this world. According to a study released by astronomers from the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Hawaii, there are likely "tens of billions" of Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy. Consider that the Milky Way is just a typical galaxy within our universe, which contains hundreds of billions of galaxies. With tens of billions of Earth-like planets in each galaxy, our entire universe must contain billions of billions of Earth-like planets. Wow! (That’s the best scientific response I can give.) How The Numbers Add Up 1. Maybe we're not alone. Andrew Howard, astronomer at the University of Hawaii, says the new estimate of planets means there are 40…
Bob Jones
November 4, 2013