DeebieSkeebiesWhy mars, though? Im an idiot when it comes to this kind of stuff but why are we so crazy about mars when there are other planets out there that were observed by telescopes and shit that are like earth. mars doesnt seem that thrilling to me but it's crazy the stuff we have found about it though. Space is cool as fuck.
I won't be a dick because at least you admitted to being an idiot about this stuff.
But do you realize how far Mars is from us? Its the closest planet that's a reasonable and worthwhile trip for us to make.
You're probably referring to Kepler 452b. That planet is 1400 light years away.
Light years are a measure of distance, the amount of distance a ray of light travels in 1 year.
It would take light 1400 years to reach that planet. It would take our fastest ship about 26 million years to reach it. Safe to say we're never getting there.
Also, we don't even know if its rocky or just a smaller gas giant. In other words, while it is very similar to Earth it is also wildly different. Or it isn't. We don't even know.