2020 Day 6: Earth2 (a.k.a. TOI 700 d) Found 100 light-years Away

It was announced today that data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) predicts the first potentially habitable Earth-sized exoplanet located about 100 light-years away from Earth.  In a set of realities, this exoplanet and our earth were seeded with life by an alien species at around the same time (from a reference point midway between). In a infinitesimally small subset of this set of realities, the life evolved in roughly the same way on both planets and on this second Earth it is being announced today that data from their own exoplanet survey satellite predicts that our planet is potentially inhabitable. The appropriate thing to do now is begin sending communication signals toward the other planet and to mark our calendars for 200 years from now when we hopefully receive a response!

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