Two NASA Interns Discovered A Super-Earth That May Actually Support Life

It is 2018, and the Kepler space telescope has officially retired. Analysts are now sifting through its massive haul of data in the hope of confirming the existence of remote planets. As two NASA interns examine a batch of measurements initially discarded by the space agency, they discover what appears to be a “super-Earth.” And it just might be capable of supporting carbon-based life.