On the morning of Tuesday June 19, members of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) viewed images beamed from deep space that triggered a flurry of responses.
“I see a Death Star.”
“We will strike it with the SCI!”
Since the first exoplanets were discovered in the 1990s we have found more than 3,500 worlds beyond our sun. Roughly a third of these are less than twice the size of Earth. It is no surprise we are beginning to wonder if some these worlds could be not just Earth-size (more or less), but also Earth-like. Unfortunately, the data we currently have cannot tell us.