There are no planets remotely capable of supporting earth life forms within a distance that would allow the original inhabitants of the ship to ever reach them. It could be possible to build multigenerational ships that would allow their descendants to reach their destination in several thousand years.And, even if the planet is capable of supporting life, it is quite likely that it will have components that won’t allow our species to survive on it. Alternatively, it is also quite likely that if there are current residents they will blow it out of their sky.We better quit believing in science fiction that pictures earthings wandering from one habitable planet to another on each weekly episode and deal with the reality that we don’t have a back up planet. It we make this planet unable to support life, we die.
Apr 12, 2017
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