The 10 Most Habitable (Earth Like) Planets So Far

September 14, 2013 in Science, Technology by Justin Beach


So you’ve decided that the Earth is screwed, or at least that real estate prices are just too high and you’d like to check somewhere else. Congratulations, that is step one. Step two would be picking a nice planet to live on. The video below gives you 10 possibilities, some of which seem quite nice. Now there are only two steps left.

Step 3 is figuring out how to get there. This one is a bit of a puzzler. Many of the planets listed are more than 1,000 light years away. Just to remind you a light year is the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year. In a vacuum, light travels at roughly 186,282 miles per second, which comes to 671 million miles (1,080 million kilometers) per hour. So you’d have to attain that speed, and maintain it for 1,000 or so years to arrive at your new home. If you have any thoughts on how to do this, you might want to talk to NASA. They are working on faster than light travel, but are not there yet.

Anyway, once you’ve changed the laws of physics so that you can arrive at your new home in anything bordering on a reasonable amount of time you just have one more thing to do. (This is assuming, of course, that the planet hasn’t been hit by an asteroid, suffered radical climate change or been destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace bypass while you were traveling.) Step 4 is the part where you find sustenance on the planet and learn to deal with any indigenous life on the planet, including possible predators and viruses for which there is no vaccine and which you have absolutely no natural immunity to.

And there you have it. A beautiful new home, with very low property taxes in an unspoiled neighborhood! Enjoy!

10 Most Habitable Alien Worlds by alltime10s

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