In Brief

Researchers use Moore's Law to predict the discovery of an earth-like planet.

If the prediction by two space researchers, Samuel Arbesman and Greg Laughlin, comes true, we may soon find the existence of an Earth-like planet as early as next year. Using Moore’s Law of Exponential Growth as a basis to study past progress on discovering planets and develop predictions for a planet similar in size and habitat to Earth, they found that there is a 50 per cent chance of the first exo-Earth to be discovered by May next year.

Samuel Arbesman

[via New Scientist]

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