Monday, 16 February 2009

Our earth-one in a billions?


Galaxy has 'billions of Earths' (BBC World News)

There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard.
Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms.
So far, telescopes have been able to detect just over 300 planets outside our Solar System.
Very few of these would be capable of supporting life, however. Most are gas giants like our Jupiter; and many orbit so close to their parent stars that any microbes would have to survive roasting temperatures.
But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one "Earth-like" planet.
This simple calculation means there would be huge numbers capable of supporting life.


Reflection: Science allow us to wonder and appreciate more of God's creation....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kalu ia bole bawa pi surga bagus juga

katolik said...

God does not play dice. The whole universe was created by Him because God is Almighty.