Tau Ceti

Scientists found a planet they think's habitable—and it's close!
Jan 14, 2013

Astronomers are finding potential new planets out in the cosmos all the time now, and though it seems more and more of those planets are turning out to possibly be habitable, they're all so far away that it seems humanity will never reach them. But now another possibly habitable planet has popped up, and though it's still far away, it's the closest one to our solar system we've ever seen.