New Study Finds Most Earth-Like Planets Are in the Future

According to a new study, 92% of Earth-like planets (those most likely to contain alien life) haven’t been born yet. Using data from the Hubble telescope and the Kepler space observatory to conduct the theoretical study, the researchers said in a statement that they undertook the research to figure out “the Earth’s place in the context of the rest of the universe,” concluding that “compared to all the planets that will ever form in the universe, the Earth is actually quite early.”

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