Discovery of 4 new planets by student at the University of British Columbia is rocking social media around the world at the moment. The planets were discovered when Michelle Kunimoto a student of Physics and Astronomy examined the data from Kepler which was overlooked earlier. She did the data analysis as a part of her course work, particularly data for the existence of planets. She managed to discover evidence for the existence of four planets. One is the size of mercury, two of them are of a size very close to earth and one slightly larger than Neptune. The largest of the four, which has been named KOI 408.05 at the moment, is creating the most interest among astronomers. The most important information is that it occupies the habitable zone of its star. The planets are supposedly 3200 light years away. Reaching it is still a dream but this news augurs well for people who are searching for extraterrestrial life. After all, in this vast Universe, there ought to be other beings with life and intelligence.