coondoggie writes: "Astronomers have, since they could see stars a night, tried to figure out how many planets were in the sky — and the latest count from scientists is massive — 100 billion just in our own Milky Way galaxy. A new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) made their estimate while analyzing five planets orbiting a star spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope."
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov