Is there life in space? Are there other planets that could sustain life? Astronomers announced last week they discovered a planet that is the most like earth yet detected. It is about the size of Earth and is also located in the “Goldilocks zone” – an area that is neither too hot nor too cold to sustain life. It is 500 light-years from earth.
NSA’s orbiting Kepler telescope detected the planet. The telescope studies the heavens for subtle changes in brightness that indicate an orbiting planet is crossing in front of a star. Scientists can use this information to calculate a planet’s size and make calculated guesses about its makeup.
Even though scientists are searching for life in space, we do not have to wait for further discoveries to know for certain there is life in space. A few thousand years ago Moses spoke to God face to face and was shown our world and its inhabitants (Pearl of Great Price, Moses 1:31). God told Moses, “And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten….
“But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold there are many words that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them” (Moses 1:33, 35).
There we have it, Folks! In God’s own words, we learn that there are many worlds in space that have or will sustain life. I believe that the inhabitants of every one of those worlds look a lot like you and I – all made after the image of God (Genesis 1:27). It is nice to have science confirm God’s words; however, I believe the word of God must more than the word of any man!