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People used to imagine Star Wars when they heard about the massive universe and galaxies. But, thanks to the development of science, particularly astrophysics, today, we know many things about the universe. Scientists got tremendous success in the field of space exploration, but the best is yet to come. 

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In 1995, for the first time, scientists discovered the first planet outside the solar system. After the initial discovery, they never looked back. Since then, they discovered around as high as 4,000 exoplanets. Kenneth Carpenter, a scientist from the Hubble Space Telescope project, remarked the journey outstanding. When the Star War movie screened for the first time, people knew about the existence of planets outside the solar system, but they had no evidence to support their claim, he added. He further stated that the number of exoplanets increased significantly over time, and human beings found every kind of planet shown in Star War movies. Currently, the reality is much more complicated in comparison to the movies, he claimed. 

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Most of the discovered planets are having the size between the earth and Neptune. But surprisingly, there are no such planets in our solar system. As now we can see billions of stars in our naked eyes, and they all have their solar systems, scientists are hopeful of increasing the number rapidly in the future. Kenneth Carpenter said that there are around 200 billion stars that exist in Milk Way alone, and if we assume that every star has a couple of planets, the number of planets in our galaxy will touch as high as 400 billion.

After getting a massive success in discovering exoplanets, currently, scientists are focusing more on planets that can sustain life. A planet requires being in Goldilocks zone for having life, as the zone provides an optimal environment for sustaining a life source, such as sunlight, water in liquid form, and surface to stay. 

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Born in Florida, brought up in New York, Nick Nesser is known as the best author for the Space section of Galaxy Reporters. Also, he is best known for his research on astronomy and his love for the satellites.



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