apr 042013
 
Finding Some 100 Billion Earth-Like Planets by a New Technique

  Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets and they anticipate that the number will be in the order of 100 billion. Most of the discovered extrasolar planets lie within 300 light-years of the Solar System. Image Credit: NASA/JPL The strategy uses a technique called gravitational microlensing, currently [continue reading]