… Just 12 Light Years Away


” One of the closest stars to our own, Tau Ceti, appears to have five planets, including one that’s in the so-called habitable zone and could be suitable for life.





Not only is Tau Ceti a near neighbor, at 12 light years away, it has the same spectral classification as our sun. Previously, the nearest planet believed to be capable of supporting life – found just last month – was 42 light years away. “