It is indeed a great find, if not the greatest in the history of mankind.
It is a divinely timely gift.
Although the planet that was discovered will not be capable of sustaining current life as we know it, it does mean that there may be other planets
that may be hospitable to our human life in Alpha Centuri which is only around 4 light years away. May ESO succeed in finding
Travelling at light speed is not possible with our current science today, for at such speeds, only particles can move and not matter with mass.
However, if we mankind were to travel at a mere 30% the speed of light - 22, 000,000 mph, or est 1,500 the speed of sound, with improved engines and
fuels such as nukes, plasma, etc, we would reach that specific star within 12 human years on a self sustaining starship, in less than one
Once there, they can colonize the planet and set up life. As technology grows, that distance between the stars will be bridged, the way sea vessels
once took over a year to reach from one side of earth to the other, to todays flight within even a few minutes over the same distance.
Furthermore, as our science advancement increases, we humankind can live longer. It will be of great use in new interplanetary migrations, as a
solution to feed and grow mankind, to fulfill our destiny to the stars.
With this ESO find, may ALL humanity take pause, end their confusion and hatred for each other, drowning in our current economic, political and
societal woes, and see the direction of the stars that lays in front of us, and start working as one race, sharing common human aspirations, and reach
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