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What do Scientists Consider the “Habitable Zone” for Planets?

Kepler Space Telescope Spacecraft

The Kepler Space Telescope Spacecraft

You may have seen recent news stating that scientists have discovered several new planets that may support thanks to the Keplar Space Telescope, a spacecraft that is currently traveling through space and observing distant planets, stars, and solar systems.  Thanks largely in part to the work being done by the Keplar Space Telescope, scientists have discovered around 2,300 planets that may be capable of supporting extraterrestrial life.  However, this raises the question – what exactly is the Habitable Zone for planets, and what does this have to do with alien life?

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