Abdul Ahad wrote: "A Tiny Ray of Hope in the Eternal Darkness... Successfully locating an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around one of the two principal 'suns' of the Alpha Centauri system will surely rank as one of the greatest discoveries in the entire history of science. Such a discovery would indeed be a 'revelation' and far outweigh all the extrasolar planets logged in all the world's scientific journals to date put together! A thousand Jupiters discovered circling in sub-Mercury orbits around red supergiants hundreds of light years away from Earth hardly stirs the imagination... Yet a single discovery of just *one* Earth-sized planet located within the habitable zones on the nearest cosmic shores beyond our solar system will revolutionise our science forever. " from the paper: http://www.astroscience.org/abdul-ahad/extrasolar-planets.htm how much telescope time does one put on alpha centuri compared to all other stars, i wonder?