The Epsilon Eridani system is one of the solar systems nearest to us that has A) a possible planet and B) is more likely to have a planet that can sustain life… a 3% chance, that is.

It is about 10 1/2 light years away, so if we could travel at the speed of light, we could get there in 10 1/2 years! Let’s get on that, right?

The possible gas giant that was detected orbiting Epsilon Eridani is creatively called Epsilon Eridani B, so that’s why here, I just call it “Planet B”. Sounds like a great title for a B movie.


There are also two asteroid belts that orbit Epsilon Eridani.