Of the many billions of stars that surround us, only some are orbited by planets. Of those that have planets, only some can support life. Of those planets that can support life, only some are close enough to their star not to freeze, yet are not so close that the water in their oceans would boil. New telescopes, such as Kepler, discover new planets suitable for human life more and more often. Some of the candidates are presented below. Unfortunately, they are tens if not thousands of light years away from us.
- “NASA Cosmic Census: 50 Billion Planets in Milky Way” and related posts (gearfuse.com)
- Formation and Examples of Protoplanets (brighthub.com)
- NASA spots 54 potential life-friendly planets (abclocal.go.com)
- Chron.com: NASA’s Kepler spacecraft finds planetary neighbors (chron.com)
- Panspermia: did life on Earth come from space? – Part 2 (astrobioloblog.wordpress.com)