Posted by colby

Kepler Objects of Interest, or KOIs, are planets. Well, maybe they are planets. Each KOI references a star and the fact that a planet may be in orbit around that star. As part of a data release to the public on 01 Feb 2011, the Kepler science team published over 1200 KOIs, 54 appear to be planets that are within the habitable zone of their respective star, i.e. an orbit that could support the lukewarm temperatures for liquid water, and therefore of immediate interest to anyone Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.