According to an international team of scientists, Earth may no longer represent the 1% (of life-sustaining planets). Researchers from the European Southern Observatory analyzed the latest data from the HARPS planet finder and found “tens of billions” of “super-Earths” in just the Milky Way, some of which may have real potential. “Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40% of all red dwarf stars have a super-Earth orbiting in the habitable zone where liquid water can exist on the surface of the planet,” said team leader Xavier Bonfils. (Image: ESO/L. Calçada)