Could 2012 be the year we find extraterrestrial life?

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 08:02 in Astronomy & Space

Last year came to an exciting end with the discovery of an Earth-like planet, Kepler-22b, orbiting a sun-like star outside of our solar system. It was found by NASA’s Kepler mission and is the first planet detected orbiting in a star’s habitable zone, the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist.

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