News 20 June 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Nasa has discovered 10 new habitable planets

Author Trudy Barry
20 June 2017

Space donnies NASA have announced that they have discovered 219 new planets, 10 of which might be habitable for life.

The ten planets are in what scientists call the ‘Goldilocks zone’, which means they are neither too close to a star to e too hot for habitat, or too far from a star to be cold enough that all liquids would freeze.

Nasa made the announcement of the discoveries in a tweet yesterday afternoon saying they had indetified “219 potential new worlds”.

Later, in a more formal statement they said, “There are now 4,034 planet candidates identified by Kepler. Of which, 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. Of roughly 50 near-Earth size habitable zone candidates detected by Kepler, more than 30 have been verified.”

So what does this mean for the future? Is there the potential that if we really have f-cked up this environment beyond repair we could actually hop over to another planet?