No one has found E.T. yet, but we may be getting closer.
Astronomers say 'K2-33b' is just 5 million to 10 million years old.
What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
The space agency hasn't yet explained why this would happen.
Physics is by consensus! In gravitational theories we have three accords, Relativity, Strings & Quantum (RSQ) theories. Like a board of directors, the physics community, based on empirical evidence, agree to disagree on how Nature works. Nature, herself, has only one vote, and it is a veto.
We choose to search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence because as Americans, we are free, permissive, non-conformist, incorrigible, and preoccupied with our choices.
Kepler 452b host star is very similar to our Sun, so it has about the solar luminosity. Being 1400 light years away, it is a modest, insignificant star, of about 13th magnitude in the visible band of the spectrum -- stars are visible by eye, in a dark night, down to about sixth magnitude
Anyone who has studied physics and marketing can observe some very interesting similarities between the concepts of these two seemingly different disciplines. Unlike physics, however, marketing is not often taught according to scientific principles.