Although warp-capable starships are still non-existent, the necessity for one may soon arise, as researchers are preparing to dig into the greater Milky Way realm with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope and the planet hunter called the European Extremely Large Telescope, due to soon roll off the assembly line.

In what seems to be like an event from the “Star Wars” series, a recently announced “one-in-a-million” venture has enabled scientists to catch a rare glimpse of a planet that sits closer to the center of our galaxy — the Milky Way, a study published in the Astronomical Journal suggests.

The location and size range of the planet detected through a rare event when gravity briefly magnified the light coming off the planet suggest that it could be capable of sustaining life, just like Earth, it has been concluded.



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