At some point, us stupid humans are going to use up all of our natural resources -- or, if you believe in the likes of Michael Bay's 6.6-IMDB-rated magnum opus Armageddon, some space detritus will decimate us, unless Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis exist in the future. Here's hoping.
But in case those two hunky action stars aren't around, scientists may have just found the next-best salve: another Earth. Maybe. According to a report published in the journal Nature, astronomers have discovered a planet, dubbed Proxima b, revolving around neighboring star Proxima Centauri, just 1.295 parsecs away, and "Its equilibrium temperature is within the range where water could be liquid on its surface."
If this sounds like gobbledegook, or you're not Hans Solo, in simple words: the closest star to ours has a possibly habitable planet that's "4.2 light-years, or 25 trillion miles, away from Earth," according to the New York Times, "which is extremely close in cosmic terms." If you're going there, you'll wanna splurge for first class, as 25 trillion miles is a long way to go while drinking $7 beers in coach.