This amuses me greatly! I am always amazed by the fact that scientists are shocked to discover what they think they know is minuscule in comparison to what is really out there. If you read this article you'll see that they believed a planet of Mega-Earth's design was wholly impossible. According to the article the planet couldn't possibly be rocky because its size would attract too much gas making it gassy like Jupiter. Obviously their theories were incorrect as Kepler-10c (Mega-Earth) is 2.3 times larger than Earth.
This article, and these "discoveries," bring a few verses to mind. The first, of course, is that man's wisdom is foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:25) when compared to the Creator of all the universes (and planets yet to be revealed). We are still so arrogant though that we are flabbergasted when that truth is brought to light. Why we think we know everything, or why we suppose that the theories our feeble minds create must hold true, is incomprehensible to me. The world's wisdom is really stupidity when compared to the Intelligent Designer (1 Corinthians 3:19)!
I read a little further in the article and discovered that this new planet, in the eyes of these scientists, opens up the possibility for other lifeforms. Really? Surely they are aware of the other entities that inhabit this earth and the atmosphere and heavenlies? No? Oh, yeah, they only believe in things they can manipulate down to numbers and visual proof (even if it's microscopic). Yes, those of you at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there are "profound implications for the possibility for life;" it's there, you just don't see it! Read the Bible, that might clear some extraterrestrial things up for you.
I guess the kicker for me is that the Director for the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative said, "... if you can make rocks, you can make life." I suspect that's what Christ-followers have been trying to tell you guys for years. If God could speak and BANG it was, then yeah, He can make life wherever He wants. Oh, and rocks too! Not to mention coral reefs and those amoebas that you say appeared out of nowhere.