I Have read alot recently about Alpha centuri having a planet thats identical to earth. i qquote On January 15, 2010, a team of astronomers released the results of computer simulations indicating that kilometer-size planetesimals can form and accrete into rocky Earth-size planets around Alpha Centauri B despite gravitational perturbations from Alpha Centauri A. The binary system, however, does not offer "favorable" conditions for the formation of gas giants, like Jupiter and Saturn. Star B was chosen for analysis because efforts are underway to detect of an Earth-like planet in or near its habitable zone (between 0.5 and 0.9 AU) using available technology -- more discussion below (Xie et al, 2010; and Jessica Griggs, New Scientist, January 29, 2010). http://www.solstation.com/stars/alp-cent3.htm Also you had a thread 2 years ago. https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=244869 Given the new increase in aero technology. Could we send a probe to orbit or even land there? Virgin can now fly you to the moon nearly! it is possible. why not?