Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.
The search continues for extraterrestrial life. With an outpouring of donations from the public, Mountain View-based SETI Institute will resume its pursuit of intelligent life on other planets.
The SETI Institute in Mountain View has suffered a major financial setback and as a result, is shutting down its deep space listening program.
The search for extraterrestrials got some exciting news on Wednesday as scientists have identified hundreds of alien planets, many of which are orbiting in the habitable zone around other stars.
GENEVA (AP) _ Scientists say they’ve identified a sun-like star with as many as seven different planets _ including one that might be the smallest ever found outside the solar system.