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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) may announce the discovery of a new Earth-like exoplanet at the end of the month, according to the German publication Der Spiegel. The planet would be the closest Earth-like exoplanet in the Goldilocks Zone ever discovered, a mere 4.25 light years from Earth.
The planet reportedly orbits in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf that's around the size of Jupiter. As its name suggests, it is also very very close to the Alpha Centauri star system (Proxima is circled in red in the image above), and likely is part of a triple star system with Alpha Centuri A and B. It's possible, Der Spiegel notes, that the planet could have surface water.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Oh im sure there are rather a few off the shelf type technologies that TPTB feel humanity is not yet ready to utilize or would destroy ourselves with lying around at numerous different black sites around the planet. Just look at the black budget say the US government has, it cant all be being spent on fighting terrorism.
Some people claim technology is any where from 50-100 years in advance of what we now have at our disposal. The singularity may only be 25-50 years distant, after that we learn at a near exponential rate.
Point is who knows what our real capability's are considering the duplicit nature of our species and governments.