Conversation With Eric Loberg: Closest “Earth-Like” Planet Found, In Habitable Zone [VIDEO]
Eric Lowberg, Director of Taylor Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies, will visit Wednesday morning at 7.
Scientists, back in April, discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf star about 490 light-years from Earth.
But I have a feeling Eric has found a few more 'Earth-like' planets he'd like to talk about... I just hope we don't fall too far into the rabbit hole of the Fermi Paradox!
The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability extraterrestrial civilizations' existence and the lack of contact with such civilizations.