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3. SCIENTISTS ARE SUDDENLY MUCH MORE BULLISH ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE OUT THERE

The universe is really big, people.

JUST 20 YEARS AGO, we had not discovered a single planet outside our solar system. Now we know of more than 3,000 of them, and we know nearly every star in the night sky has at least one planet in its orbit. “Even people who are not terribly interested in science know

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