With the discovery of an Earth-sized habitable in its star’s “goldilocks” zone, the question some are asking is, “Why haven’t we discovered alien life yet?” Some speculate a planet like this might be proof that advanced civilizations just can’t survive The Great Filter.
After attending a talk at the American Museum of Natural History last night, we got to ask an actual expert on exoplanets about a few things we’ve been wondering.
The Kepler and James Webb space telescopes are on the chopping block, budget-wise. Probably only because too few people are aware of how much they’ve done for the human understanding of the universe we live in.
A new planet’s been discovered. Creatively named Kepler-22b, read on to find out how something like this gets even gets named and what it means for human civilization. Or… something.