posted on May, 17 2011 @ 03:56 AM
Space exploration moderately intrigues me, however to an extent it is taken too far. 20 thousands light years away would take how many centuries to
get to? More than any human could live by far obviously. This planet discovered will never be inhabited by humans from Earth. Funding for space should
be directed for monitoring closer to home for asteroid detection, observation etc.
In my opinion it is a waste of time and money to discover planets that "may be inhabitable" trillions and trillions of miles away. Our only benefit
is to think "oh that's cool, an interesting discovery!" But other than that, what else is to be done about it. Anyone going to volunteer to go and
colonize it? Lol, It's impossible.
Upon re-reading the article, it's actually a misleading title. They claim it would not be possible for humans to breathe properly on it. Move along
scientists, you are wasting your time with this one.