They discovered a planet in its habitable zone that has water vapor, but due to its mass it is likely either a very rocky planet or an ice giant like Neptune. Also, life could just mean bacteria or fungi.
@jayne cobb, I reckon by the time were are capable of reaching it we might have decent enough technology to be able to make crops sustainable on such planets. Won't be a grand experience, but humans already are capable of living in extreme environment when presented with enough food and water.
@Sambob, we’re some stubborn mother fvckers
@jayne cobb, makes me laugh. We can't even look after this planet and it's not light years away... I wonder how long it will take to fill another planet with plastic and radioactive weapons
@Sambob, yeah maybe. NASA has also said that due to how active the red dwarf star it orbits is, the planet also likely has high levels of radiation, but like you said, maybe by the time we can reach that planet we will have the technology to take care of that. I am on the hopeful side that at some point we will make a discovery that will cause a huge leap in space exploration. Similar to how the silicone chip revolutionized computers.
Also important to note that astronomers are already familiar with at least 4000 other exoplanets soooooo
I hope we find oil on the moon or Mars. That way we will finally be able to truly be a spatial race. Guaranteed you'll have regular flights in 5 years from discovery
We need to spread freedom to that planet.
I mean realistic (and rather depressingly) we wouldn’t just go out and explore outer space for no reason. So if it’s what what’s gets us to go finally explore outer space I say let’s go for it
NASA gives me hope for humanity.