Astronomers have discovered a new planet merely 42 light years away that may be habitable and capable of supporting life as we know it, according to reports.
It would only take 42 years to get there traveling at the speed of light, that is. Amazingly, in the grand, cosmic scheme of things, that's not really that bad!
Future telescopes might even be able to image it directly, researchers say.
The newfound planet, a so-called "Super-Earth" called HD 40307g, is located inside its host star's habitable zone, where liquid water may exist on the surface.