DailyDirt: Out Of This World (And On To Others)

Astronomers only somewhat recently confirmed the existence of planets orbiting other stars like our own — in 1995. Since then, we’ve found nearly 2,000 exoplanets, and we’re honing in on more Earth-like planets that look like our own little world. Amateur astronomers have helped to identify a few exoplanets, and it looks like we’ll be able to find more and more of them. “You and I probably won’t be travelling to these planets – but our children’s children’s children could be.

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