The earth is the homeland where mankind has survived for millions of years. For this homeland, we naturally hope to survive forever. But reality is often very cruel. With the rapid development of human civilization, especially after entering the age of technology, fast-developing industries continue to bring damage to this beautiful home and make the earth’s ecological environment worse.
Some people may say, then we can stop developing industry, can the earth’s ecology stop deteriorating? Although this is the truth, everyone understands that the development of industry cannot be stopped. The speed of industry determines the speed of human science and technology development, and determines whether human civilization can continue to upgrade.
If we stop developing industry, the pace of mankind’s science and technology will also stop, so that mankind will never get out of the earth and go to the stars. If we cannot become an interstellar civilization and keep guarding the earth, one day, the earth’s resources will be exhausted. Once there are no resources, mankind will end on the earth and become the dust of history.
Therefore, not only cannot the speed of industrial development stop, but it must accelerate. With the rapid advancement of industry, pollution to the earth’s ecology is inevitable. In addition, the rapid development of science and technology requires a lot of resources, and the massive exploitation of resources will also continue to undermine the stability of the earth and the ecological environment.
It can be seen from this that no matter from which aspect, the earth cannot be the home of mankind forever. Being trapped on the earth can only come to an end, so we have to go out, out of the earth, and towards the stars. Only when we move towards the starry sky will the vast universe have countless homes for us to choose from. At that time, human civilization can blossom and bear fruit everywhere in the universe and become the overlord of the universe.
Of course, becoming the overlord of the universe is still too far away for mankind. The current dilemma we are facing is that the ecology of the earth is constantly deteriorating. Mankind urgently needs to find a new home near the solar system, and then immigrate to this new home in the near future. Some people may say, is there no second new home suitable for human survival in the solar system? Isn’t Mars the second home of mankind chosen by scientists?
I believe friends and friends all know that there are only three planets in the habitable zone of the solar system. Apart from the earth, Venus and Mars are not naturally suitable for human survival. Although scientists now regard Mars as the second home of mankind, it is based on the successful transformation of Mars. If Mars is not subjected to various ecological transformations, it will not be suitable for human survival.
But it is not easy to transform a planet. Mars has lost its magnetic field, its atmosphere is very thin, and there is basically no water on its surface. To make Mars a habitable planet, we first need to activate the Martian magnetic field, then we need a lot of water resources, and finally we need to thicken the Martian atmosphere.
To achieve these transformations, higher human technology is needed to be able to do it. In other words, we need to master the planetary transformation technology to have the hope of successfully transforming Mars, but here we have to say again, if humans realize the planetary transformation technology, will the earth’s ecological deterioration still be a problem? Of course not. Since we can transform Mars into a habitable planet, it will be easier to transform the ecology of the earth, and we don’t need to leave the earth.
Therefore, although Mars may have humans emigrating to the past in the future, it will not become the perfect second home for humans. We are looking for a natural second home. We can only go to the Milky Way outside the solar system, with a diameter of 100,000 light-years. There are hundreds of billions of star systems. There are too many terrestrial planets to be counted. Naturally, there is no shortage of suitable for humans. A habitable planet for survival.
But for the speed of human technology development, the second home we have to choose in the future can only be to find near the solar system, and we can’t reach the starry sky that is too far away. We must know that according to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the speed of a mass object can only be infinitely close to the speed of light. Before we have completely solved the mystery of time and space, the speed that human spacecraft can achieve is only sub-light speed.
Relying on sub-light speed flight, the range of stars we can choose to explore is also limited to within a hundred light-years. So is there a second home suitable for human survival within this range? Scientists have made continuous efforts to observe through astronomical telescopes and finally discovered a new home for mankind, which is a beautiful planet about 39 light-years away from the earth.
In 2017, scientists discovered a new earth. This terrestrial planet is only 39 light-years away from the earth. The diameter of the planet is about 1.45 times that of the earth and the mass is 6.6 times that of the earth. Moreover, it is also in a habitable zone, with mild sunshine, the presence of the atmosphere, and the presence of liquid water with a high probability.
This is a super-Earth that is very similar to the Earth. Its discovery has excited scientists and at the same time is full of worries. Why? We all know that a beautiful planet of intelligent life like the Earth is also very rare in the universe. The birth of life places very high demands on the planet’s ecological environment, especially for the birth of intelligent life like humans, a beautiful ecological environment is needed.
Although we cannot be too subjective to think that all intelligent life planets have the same ecological environment as the earth, but beautiful planets that are very similar to the earth have a very high probability of birth of life and a higher probability of intelligent life. Therefore, when scientists discovered this super-Earth which is only 39 light-years away from the earth, they guessed that it might also have life, and it is not even ruled out that there is already an intelligent civilization on it.
If there are already intelligent civilizations on this planet, then humans going to live and survive on this planet is an invasion of civilization. It may cause interstellar wars, and I might say, what if there are intelligent civilizations on it? Shouldn’t we eliminate them all and occupy this planet? Although this is the truth, let us invade an intelligent civilization, and there will always be an uncomfortable hurdle in our hearts, which may cause discordant sounds within human beings and affect the stability of human civilization.
What’s more, this super-Earth may not be a backward civilization. If they also become technological civilizations, although they are not as powerful as humans, we may not be able to defeat them because of the home court advantage. More importantly, it is impossible for us to use destructive and powerful weapons. If that is the case, even if we eliminate the local civilization of this star, the ecology of this planet may be completely destroyed and no longer suitable for human survival. .
Therefore, it is not easy for humans to find a perfect second home. Even if we become an interstellar civilization in the future, we can find many planets suitable for human survival in the universe, but there may be very few of them without intelligent civilization. Only those relatively young and beautiful ecological planets, because the evolution of life has not yet reached the time for the birth of intelligent life, can we hope to become the new masters on this planet.
No matter what, the future of mankind lies in the stars and in the vast universe. Only by walking into the starry sky, a large number of unlimited resources can support the rapid development of human civilization. We grow stronger step by step, and only when we become stronger can we gain a huge advantage in the future cosmic hegemony and become the hegemon of the universe.