Our world just got a little – well, actually a lot – larger.
This week it was reported that NASA’s Kepler space telescope has identified nearly 1300 new planets![i] Apparently the planets were identified via a new statistical analysis which can confirm whether or not a signal is a true planet or not.
Of these new planets, 21 are in habitable regions of their stars. These 21 are similar to earth in size and relative location to their stars and have the potential for life.
I’ve never been very interested in science fiction, but it now seems that extraterrestrial life may be more likely to be science than fiction!
Our world just got larger.
And maybe we got a little smaller.
Humbling isn’t it?