Ever feel like you're all alone in this big, ol' universe? Don't. Because NASA has just discovered two prime planet candidates that fulfill nearly every condition necessary to life that we're aware of. And according to William Borucki, chief scientist for NASA's Kepler telescope, these two are the best bets we've ever found.
There was some excitement back in December over a maybe habitable planet in the Tau Ceti solar system, but its short orbit around its sun made the potential for life somewhat unlikely. But our potential new friends-to-be on Kepler-62-e and Kepler-62-f, sitting about 1,200 light years away, have all the right ingredients for nature's signature primoridial soup.