The first sign we aren’t alone

Far from the ongoing  and ever-deepening farce that is Brexit, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the biggest, most profound news story of the day. Scientists say they have found a potentially habitable planet orbiting a star 111 light years from earth. “Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world – which is called K2-18b – a plausible candidate in the search for alien life.” This is potentially mindblowing,  earth-shattering news if you ask me: the first tangible sign that we aren’t alone in the galaxy. It’s just a shame that we’re all currently so consumed with the political drama to  pay much attention to it.

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