Nasa scientists last night unveiled a newly-discovered planet orbiting a star in a system which now becomes the first known to contain at least five planets.So there may be somewhere to go after all. Still, at 41 light years, that is a long way. That's roughly 245 trillion miles.
Professor Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California, in Berkeley, said the discovery meant complex planetary systems like are own are now likely to be far more frequent than previously believed.
It still appeals to the science geek in me.