Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Life? Not yet, but getting there...

The Kepler Mission is possibly one of the most exciting satellites launched in recent years. Its mission, to discover new planets orbiting around distant stars, in the hope of finding planets like our own, that could harbour life.

The mission has been incredibly successful, and today, the announcement that two planets, one just a bit bigger than Earth and the other, smaller than Earth represents a truly significant milestone. Although they are too close tho their host star to have liquid water, the fact that something the same size or smaller than the Earth has been found means that it is probably only a matter of time until a truly Earthlike twin is discovered...