Continuing the discussion from New Earth 2.0 alien world to be unveiled Tomorrow:
Hailing from the Proxima Centauri star system, where the new planet was found, they have humanoid bodies and stand 8ft tall. They are also five times stronger than humans and have many hearts instead of one, according to a website recounting the book's description.
Proxima B, a planet which could potentially support alien life, has been found just four light years away.
It's a big distance, but much closer than the Earth-like Kepler 252B, which is 1,400 light years off.
And now it's emerged that a book from the 70s described aliens living in that part of the galaxy.
The book, Hands, claims to give a factual account of telepathic contact with an alien species.
One of these aliens, who gave the 1976 book its name, described meeting another species called the Cenos.
Hailing from the Proxima Centauri star system, where the new planet was found, they have humanoid bodies and stand 8ft tall.
They are also five times stronger than humans and have many hearts instead of one, according to a website recounting the book's description.
Big pores mark their skin, they have no serious diseases or illnesses, they no longer sleep and they live to be roughly 120 years old, the site said.
Cenos aliens do have two sexes, but don't enjoy bonking and select their partners through tests, before allowing others to raise their young.
They are further described as having visited Earth – including during World War Two – and some say they were here as recently as 2012.
A local news report from that time reveals a tall figure, sketched with an elongated skull and broad paddle-like hands.
TINY: This comparison of Proxima Centauri and our solar system shows how much bigger our sun is
Dr Barry Warmkessel, whose website analysed the Hands book, told tech website CNET this figure could be a Cenos.
His page the Cenos considered humans the most warlike beings they'd encountered, though the aliens helped the ancient Egyptians.
The original book on which he bases his work, Hands: A True Case Study of a Phenomenal Hypnotic Subject, is – perhaps unsurprisingly – out of print.
Proxima B, which is slightly bigger than Earth, orbits its star at a distance that means its temperature could be hospitable to life.
Researchers believe it may have deep global oceans, similar to Earth, but it's unclear if that's enough to permit alien life.
It's also regularly bathed in powerful ultra-violet radiation which its atmosphere might not be able to protect it from.
Nonetheless, the planet is close enough to potentially be reached by future generations of humans.
This is cool if true, what if they are doing all this so that they can be the first species we meet ? Surely they would have a species in mind they wouldnt want to introduce us too first, they couldn't just unravel them all at once.