The wonder of our universe has always held many questions, is there life elsewhere? I have always firmly believed there is life on other planets. We are here, and if the universe is infinite then there are infinite possibilities for our circumstances to be recreated. Gliese 832c could be our new answer to the question many people ask.
Gliese 832c is a planet much like our own with some differing qualities that may improve the possibilities of life or diminish them. I first heard about this discovery on the news with many people aspiring to gather more information and know the next steps we can take to finding the truth. Gliese 832c is roughly 16 light-years away from earth which makes it impossible for us to travel there at our current technology, more information can be found here.
Little do most people know there are actually many planets discovered in the habitable zone from stars or red dwarves. Here is a picture which shows the distances from earth in light-years as well as their sizes and appearance. From the images we can see that some of these planets look much like our earth with a similar make up meaning their chances of harboring life are high.
Surely it will only be a matter of time before we know the truth, but then what will we do from there? Will we delve in to improving the way we live, sharing our technology and potentially changing the development of a civilization? If we discover them first then it would be apparent that our technological evolution would be exceeding theirs. How would our world be if we knew of others, would religion and belief change? Many questions would be opened about our universe as well as answered with this discovery.