Astronomers Anticipate 100 Billion Earth-Like Planets

04/04/2013 17:41

by Staff Writers
Auckland, New Zealand (SPX) Apr 04, 2013

Researchers at The University of Auckland have proposed a new method for finding Earth-like planets, and they anticipate that the number will be in the order of 100 billion. The strategy uses a technique called gravitational microlensing, currently used by a Japan-New Zealand collaboration called MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics) at New Zealand's Mt. John Observatory. [Read more] ...