NASA specialists, as part of an extensive study of the Milky Way, have discovered about 300 million planets in our galaxy that are potentially habitable. The project also involved SETI staff and several other scientific organizations, CNN reports.
Scientists relied on data obtained through the Kepler telescope from 2009 to 2018.
Astronomers have counted in the Milky Way about 300 million potentially capable of containing life. These are mainly rocky celestial bodies where water in liquid form can be found. The figure is approximate, and for more accurate conclusions a lot of research is needed.
The closest of these exoplanets is located at a distance of 20-30 light years from Earth. All space objects similar to our planet can be located next to stars that have characteristics similar to the Sun.