A new Earth-size, alien planet has been found in a star system, Alpha Centauri, close to the sun. The study reports that the star system, where this new planet revolves, could harbor alien worlds.
Yahoo News reported that Astronomers found and claimed the planet on Tuesday. The planet, now known as Alpha Centauri Bb, revolves around a star that could have alien worlds lurking.
Even though Alpha Centauri is the closest system to our sun, it would take 4.3 light-years away to get there. In other words, if a spacecraft were to take off from Earth today, it would take 40,000 earth-years to get there.
So hopes in finding alien life is still very much in a halt because of this planet's distance. The actual distance is calculated to be 25 trillion miles away.
The actual planet, Alpha Centauri Bb, is believed to have a very hot surface, which is not habitable, but astronomers believe that the system might have planets in the habitable zone from its sun, possibly containing water and alien life.
The search for neighbors in space will never end for man. The irony is that all possible planets where life might exist are too far away, leaving man in solitude, for now.
The answer in finding an alien planet can only come in thousands of years, if even that, or if there is a visit in which aliens will introduce themselves formally with man on Earth.
Until then, man will have to wait until man can develop some advanced space travel or just simply die and see the truth when everyone will journey into their own individual quests.
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