The Kepler spacecraft, which is rooting about outerspace
checking for habitable planets has apparently discovered 706 possible candidates by monitoring for subtle changes in brightness. Up next astronomers will run the results through a battery of other tests, identifying the most likely candidates. After that? A reality show featuring seven NASA
astronauts in a competition to find the first actual ALF, or Cylon, Yoda or E.T. We're there, dude.