Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity’s Future

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone” – the distance from a star in which … Continue reading Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity’s Future