Back in April, astronomers made an important discovery:
Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky “second Earth” circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.
I’ll let MightyGodKing sum up why the cool bits:
1.) we have discovered another, Earth-like planet, potentially capable of supporting life;
2.) it orbits a red sun;
3.) itâ€™s a larger planet, and the gravity there is stronger than it is here;
4.) it is twenty light years away, so it could have exploded nineteen years ago and we would only know about it next year.
Anyone want to take a guess as to why that’s so potentially awesome? Here’s a hint.