Re: Planet around Alpha Centauri - lets talk about it
The thing of it is...
At the rate these discoveries are being made for exo-planets, and Earth-like planets, and habitable zone earth-like planets, and closest Earth-like planets...
I feel like we'd finally send off an interstellar ship or probe on a 100 year journey to an exo-planet and six months later
We just found the first Class M exo-planet eight light years in the other direction.
What's more likely to happen is if we sent a probe or ship on a 100 year journey to reach the Earth like planet, when they get there they realize the team we sent 50 years later with better technology beat them there.
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams