PinkShinyRose wrote:airdrik wrote:I'm getting the impression that Randall has a "thing" for extra-solar planets (which I have to admit, it is exciting to be finding out that there are that many habitable planets within a single life-span's journey from here. We just need to locate a couple, collect some data, send out some probes, collect some more data, and then we should be able to send some colonists, hopefully within the next 50 years).McHell wrote:Is the empty zone around the earth solely created by forgetting our solar system's planets?
Our solar system's planets were excluded by the "Habitable-Zone" qualifier.
It also says exoplanet neighbourhood, then again, it also displays earth. Isn't Mars within the habitable zone? I suppose we should try getting there before going to some planet much further away.
Good point (doing some actual research brings up that Venus is as well (barely) (and Ceres if you want to count dwarf planets)). Perhaps he excluded those because we know that they are known to be uninhabited/able?