UPDATED WITH LATEST DATA ON DISCOVERED EXOPLANETS
Life on Earth has existed for many hundreds of millions of years and in our humanoid form, for only the last 10,000.
It is the author’s belief that considering the vastness of space and the sheer numbers of stars, it is highly probable we are not alone and that parallel or very different life forms have evolved elsewhere. Within our solar system they will certainly be far more primitive than us but as we move out to the stars the chances of life comparable or more advanced increase.
Our nearest star is Proximo Centuari about 5 light years away and at 8.3 light years distant is Lalande 21185 in the constellation Ursa Major. This latter star has two confirmed planets in orbit which are gas giants like Jupiter.
EXCITING NEW DISCOVERIES
During the last five years, the number of identified stars with planets has grown dramatically. The latest count [25/12/17] is 3572 exoplanets with 53 earth-like worlds.
The most exciting find recently is Trappist-1, a dwarf red star 39 light years away. A huddle of seven worlds, all close in size to Earth, and perhaps warm enough for water and the life it can sustain, has been spotted around this faint star in the constellation of Aquarius.
Surely now it is only a matter of time before we find the perfect ‘Earth-like’ candidate and identify the all important chemical building blocks for life?
IMAGINE LIFE ELSEWHERE?
But what if something finds us first? Or maybe it already has and we are unaware of it?!
In other galaxies, where conditions could be very different from the Milky Way, who knows what kind of beings may have evolved and what level of intelligence they have achieved?
ENTER THE DICEPTERONS
Watch my trailer and see what inspired me to write a scifi trilogy about life elsewhere in the Universe.
Follow the link below to find out more, perhaps read the start of my stories and maybe get your own copies which are available in e-book and paperback.
Imagine Life Elsewhere?
Imagine the Unimaginable!