The Urge For A New Planet: Habitable Planets Are Abundant, But Not An Easy Fruit.
The current level of the staggering growth of population will obviously lead us to chaotic world in the future where we might need to reconsider our space programs of the past. The global warming and pollution might also turn lethal in a few decades and one way or the other we should find a new home in this universe.
We’ve got just binary options to look into this problem. We could either start building a space station taking in the valuable hints from the sci-fi world like the latest Elysium concept and a lot other notions from video games notably, HALO or start exploring the outer worlds for a better viable human survival.
Recently the internet’s sensational buzz about the newly found exoplanets might as well remember the same. NASA, using its Hubble space telescope, has found out five Alien planets WASP-17b, HD209458b, WASP-12b, WASP-19b and XO-1b. Scientists used the technique of spectroscopy to find the presence of water in those planets. The light emitted from those planets of different wavelength are captured and analyzed for the presence of water molecules. Among these planets, the planets WASP-17b and HD209458b houses more sustainable environment.
Indeed, the list goes on with Kepler’s candidates too. The point is, we are looking at the past here. These planets are light years away from us and it is impossible for us to get there now and it would take several millennia to reach there with the current technologies.
With hopes high on NASA’s research on ‘warp drives’ and longevity researches by SENS and other organizations, it is clear that we will be able to colonize planets in a few decades with longer life spans.
This post was first published on December 6, 2013.