Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
The announcement was made on Saturday in Washington, by Kepler science chief William Borucki. He didn’t actually count the dots obviously, but rather used extrapolations of work completed, arriving at the 50 Billion number. The possibility of habitable planets within our own galaxy is now estimated at 500 Million. It is looking more likely that we aren’t the only fish in the pond.