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"Space: the final frontier." - Star Trek 1966-1969
And we're still finding some new things out there!
CNN reports that astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life.
How do they know that they can support life?
Well, they're the same mass as earth and can support flowing water and decent temperatures because they orbit their star at the right distance. Now it's important to note that these calculations are just estimates. Since we haven't actually been there, we can't know for sure.
Well, what are we waiting for? Why don't we go visit them right now!
Hold on their partner! The star that these planets are orbiting is the Teegarden's star and is about 12 light-years away, which is about 70,540,000,000,000 miles.
Although these planets are far away and can only estimate the life-sustaining properties of these planets, these discoveries are hopeful for scientists trying to find more life-supporting planets.
Listen to Tim Conway Jr. talk to Dr. Edwin Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, below!