Scientists Have Found The Planet We Can Move To When You've Finished Destroying This One

Helllo LHS 1140

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You might have noticed this planet is rapidly going to shit: the threat of nuclear war is on the rise and Freddos now cost 30p.

So if you've ever had lofty dreams of departing for a brand spanking new planet then this is the news for you. Scientists have discovered a new planet which reportedly, "offers the best chance of finding alien life".

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Currently dubbed 'LHS 1140' (we'll have to work on that), the planet is 39 light years away and resides in the constellation of Cetus.

Artist impression of LHS 1140
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It's had a good innings thus far with an age estimation similar to our own dear planet meaning it is at least five billion years old. However it has a mass seven times denser and is 1.4 times the size of Earth, maybe people under 40 will be able to afford housing there, who knows!

Scientists believe the chances of alien life are high because crucially the temperature are mild enough for surface water.

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Harvard astrophysicist Dr Jason Dittman said of the findings, reported in the journal Nature, "We could hardly hope for a better target to perform one of the biggest quests in science – searching for evidence of life beyond Earth. This is the most exciting exoplanet I've seen in the past decade."

An artist impression of LHS 1140b

He went on to describe the planet as 'a temperate rocky super-Earth transiting a nearby cool star.'

Sounds great, when are we moving in?