Space race 2.0 time

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the “habitable zone” around a star not unlike our own. The planet, Kepler 22-b, lies about 600 light-years away and is about 2.4 times the size of Earth, and has a temperature of about 22C.

This is brilliant. Load up a (large) rocket with lots of people and some sort of farm and send them out ASAP. They won’t get there for some time so we best get moving. Tagged under foreign affairs, hmmm…