Humanity has always been obsessed with colonizing other lands and the question that is always latent is whether there will be a planet to house life. It seems almost a natural trait of the human being, however, that, perhaps, obsession, has led him to overcome the borders of the earth itself and the need to inhabit an outer planet is increasingly necessary.
Many argue that, as the earth is destined for future destruction, it is only right and necessary that we hasten to find a planet to which we can move before the earth is wiped off the face of the universe. However, after years and years of research, it has never been possible to find one that maintains conditions at least minimally similar to those of planet earth… at least not naturally.
Is there a planet to house extraterrestrial life?
Everyone already had at least an idea of what Proxima B was, the closest extrasolar planet to the planet that suffered a terrible flare from an explosion of radiation from its nearest star.
Ross 128b now appears on the scene and, with only eleven light years away, appears to be the closest candidate for possible colonization, according to studies by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory. Furthermore, they claim that despite having such a distance, the planet is approaching Earth, which could mean the dethroning of Proxima B as the nearest planet.
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A planet with “ideal” conditions.
Ross 128 b is only 20 times closer to its star than the earth is to its star (the sun) and yet it only receives 1.38 times more radiation than the earth and has a temperature between -60 and 20 degrees Celsius. This is because its red dwarf star has only half the temperature of the Sun, showing a weak and cold nature in comparison.
However, Ross 128b still has much scepticism from other space organizations, denying that the planet’s conditions need to be studied further despite their similarities to Proxima B.
Many times we have thought about how it would be, when the time came, the transfer of humanity to a new planet, what would be its selection parameters. What would that have to do with the fact that organisms like NASA have not made Ross 128 b public?