A Crowded Universe

According to a new AP report, astronomers have recently discovered three planets that they are calling "Super-Earths" orbiting a star. This star had previously thought to have no near planetary neighbors, and the three planets, though much larger than our planet, closely resemble the Earth in composition. Temperatures, however, are too hot to support life as we know it.

The article further states:

"The discovery is 'really making the case that we live in a crowded universe,' said Carnegie Institution of Washington astronomer Alan Boss, who was not part of the discovery team. 'Planets are out there. They're all over the place.'"

The idea that the universe is more crowded than previously believed, also lends credence to the possibility of finding a planet that is either a) habitable by humans or b) could have life already on it.

Read the full article on CNN here.