Sci-fi worlds that humans inhabit are a possibility. NASA and the world’s scientists found habitable planets, and this is good for humanity. A planet is deemed to be within a habitable zone when it’s close to a sun – just like earth.
NASA’s Kepler mission confirmed the first earth-size planet in a habitable zone.
This is an exciting time to be around.
Exciting Possibilities for Humanity
Reaching planets is difficult with the technology we have today. Humans have a difficult time reaching planets in earth’s galaxy, and reaching planets outside of the galaxy brings about a whole new realm of challenges.
There are multiple reports of such findings.
The Kepler-62f is considered a super-Earth that’s 1,200 lightyears away. The planet is in the Lyra constellation, and it’s 1.4 times bigger than the earth we live on. The sun of the Kepler-62f is interesting because it’s smaller and dimmer than the sun in our solar system.
Kepler-62f was announced in 2013 when seven exoplanets were revealed around Kepler-62 and Kepler-69. Kepler-62e is 1.6 times the radius of earth and revolves around a sun, too.
What’s interesting is that these planets are primarily water, and this poses a problem for technology. Fire would be nonexistent, metallurgy and access to electricity wouldn’t exist on the planet based on the technology that earthlings know.
But that doesn’t mean that intelligent life doesn’t exist on these planets.
Differences in gravity pulls would allow a human to walk on Kepler-62f, but oxygen would pose entirely different issues.
Kepler-186f is reminiscent of Earth, and it’s a world that’s a lot like earth. The planet’s size is known, but the mass of the planet is unknown. Scientists believe the planet is rocky, and this is a step in the right direction for hope of life on other planets.
Kepler-186f is 500 lightyears away from Earth in Cygnus.
Four companion planets reside in Cygnus. The planet revolves around the sun every 130 days and receives one-third the energy that Earth receives from the sun. Kepler’s mission is to find planets that mimic Earth, and this is the best humanity can hope for in finding a planet that can be inhabited by humans.
There’s also the exciting prospect of life on another planet.
The distance from the sun is essential for life. Kepler-186f, for example, has four companion planets that whiz around the sun, but they’re too close and hot to be habitable.
Hope of new and habitable planets is natural for humanity.
The possibility of life on other planets leads to hope that humanity and life can go on well after earth’s sun dies out. Climate changes and issues on earth would be less relevant if humanity could start to develop other planets.
Resources and materials on these planets bring about further possibilities of new materials, energy and countless resources we may or may not have on Earth.
What’s even more interesting is the possibility of numerous interstellar planets that scientists can explore, learn from, and hope for potential life. Humans may not be alone in the universe after all.