1. A new planet with terrestrial potential was just discovered.
Proxima b was recently discovered orbiting the Proxima Centauri star just one solar system over from our own starry home. The crazy part is that scientists are reporting that Proxima b has a rocky, Earth-like surface and an orbit within its sun's habitable zone. Basically, they're saying that it has the potential to host life as we know it and it's close enough to easily keep tabs on. We're coming for you E.T. and we're bringing the Reese's Pieces!