And let the interstellar colonization begin!
Astronomers find first habitable Earth-like planet
Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, an exoplanet with a radius only 50% larger than the Earth and capable of having liquid water. Using the ESO 3.6-m telescope, a team of Swiss, French and Portuguese scientists discovered a super-Earth about 5 times the mass of the Earth that orbits a red dwarf, already known to harbour a Neptune-mass planet. The astronomers have also strong evidence for the presence of a third planet with a mass about 8 Earth masses.
The name of our future Coruscant, Gliese 581, makes me immediately think of super-hot Brazilian Gisele Bündchen. It would certainly make the entire colonization process more enjoyable if she were involved. As a spokesmodel.
Or as a reckless space cowboy, captain of a rag-tag band of good-hearted but misunderstood outlaws living on the edge of civilization and known space. She'd have to wear some sort of leather vest and carry a blaster slung low on her hip. Hollywood, are you listening?