So, a few days back, NASA announced that it had found 7 earth-sized planets, with 3 of them firmly in the habitable zone around a distant dwarf star.
Unfortunately, for all the Americans going “Yes! Let’s go! Get me outta here!”, we don’t have the technology to reach these planets in our lifetime. Probably not in our grandkids’ lifetimes either. So we’ve got to make do with our current SNAFU.
On a more pleasant note: If they don’t name them Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Grumpy, I shall be most upset. You just can’t pass up an opportunity to make future generations groan in disgust like that!
Love thinking about all the worlds out there to discover/that we’ve already discovered? Check out this infographic from Futurism on the weirdest exoplanets ever found.
Looking for an interesting science fiction book about weird exoplanets? Try Deathworld by Harry Harrison