An artist's depiction of a habitable planet with two moons orbiting a red dwarf star. A new analysis of Kepler data suggests red dwarfs may host many Earth-like, and potentially habitable, worlds. (David A. Aguilar (CfA)) [ #extrasolarplanets #alienlife #extraterrestriallife #space ]
Space continues to be awesome: Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered that an “Earth-like” planet may be 13 light years away. Sure, it sounds like a lot, but Harvard astronomer Courtney Dressing called it a relative “”a stroll in the park,” given the vastness of the Milky Way. For more info on the new Earth-wannabe, take a stroll over here, or look at why for space, blowing minds is the status quo.