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How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

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"Thoreau wanted to prove that although we are born in a community which shapes and nurtures our whole being with its traditions, we have a duty to respond to an inner call for solitude and authenticity and to undergo a series of trials in order to be able to re-enter and serve the community on a more real and selfless way."

–From Lambros Kamperidis, “Surrounded by Water and Dying of Thirst,” withdrawing from the world as preparation for re-entering the world. 

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