Milky Way could be home to 4.5 billion Earth-like planets

 

Milky Way could be home to 4.5 billion Earth-like planets

Astronomers have calculated that 6 percent of our galaxy’s most common type of star probably host temperate, Earth-sized planets, meaning that a habitable alien Earth could be just a dozen light years away.

By Mike WallSPACE.com / February 6, 2013

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