From the October 2007 issue

In search of habitable worlds

Exploring one of Earth's nearest stars may reveal a planetary system where the seeds of life may already be growing.
By | Published: October 21, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
When Frank Drake listened to Epsilon Eridani in 1960, astronomers didn’t know the Sun-like star was only 800 million years old — too young for intelligent life to have evolved, assuming Earth’s rate of biological evolution is typical.