Another Planet Capable Of Hosting Life Is 14 Light Years Away

They just found this place..

Some are saying the conditions could be just right.  The term exoplanet has gotten a lot or press in 2015 as astronomers focus a lot of their attention on studying these types of planets.  The have found a few different kinds including some gas giants as well as some more similar to earth.  And believe it or not astronomers have only spotted a lot of exoplanets in the last 10 years.  Here is a bit more information on this latest discovery:

Wolf 1061 is a red dwarf star located in the constellation Ophiuchus, only 14 light-years from Earth.

The three exoplanets discovered orbiting this star are between 1.3 and 5.2 times the size of our own, according to the team led by Dr Duncan Wright of the University of New South Wales.

“The middle planet, Wolf 1061c, sits within the Goldilocks zone where it might be possible for liquid water – and maybe even life – to exist,” said Dr Wright, who is the lead author of the paper.

Let’s find out more about this incredible find in the video on page 2

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  1. Bill Myers said:

    It’s the first steps to discovering life in other galaxies!! Hopefully technology will give us a break through so we can travel great distances fast.

  2. Frank Banales said:

    Not even close to discovering life in other galaxies. It’s only 14 light years away. The Milky Way Galaxy stretches 100,000 light years across.

  3. Bill Myers said:

    Frank Banales Just the first step! Lots of technology to follow in the next few centuries. I understand the distance and know about light years a the speed of light.

  4. Jonny Costa said:

    so say the planet is ripe for human habitation and devoid of intelligent or hostile life….then say we can travel there…14 years at the speed of light….okay we are just going to assume for sake of argument yeah sure…who do you think would go to this new paradise rich with resources and real estate…the filthy rich…taking the latest tech and clean energy and their interest in bankrolling any such industry with them. Leaving us with the charred withered husk of a world they plundered and polluted to get rich.

  5. Alek Pinke said:

    They’d (your presumed rich) would need workers, miners, cunstructors, farmers, scientists, engineers ect. That’s a severe level of outnumbered. They woukd stay here fircing others to form colonies for recourse gathering.
    Your high horse is wooden.

  6. Jonny Costa said:

    thats preduming they didnt take prefabs a a preselected collection of individuals, individuals chisen for select genetic qualities

  7. Christ Howard said:

    I’ve been there! It smells bad, horrible scenery, people there really not on the beautiful side of tracks, and the food is terrible! Oh, wait….. That was Arkansas, my bad

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