Studies estimate that there could be as many as 6 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy. Is Earth the only planet in the universe capable of hosting life? For years, scientists have hunted exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, to search for the possibility of life elsewhere in the Milky Way. To be considered terrestrial, a planet must have a rocky morphology, be as large as Earth, and orbit a G-class star like the sun. Furthermore, it must orbit in the habitable zones of its star, at a distance such that the temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, allows the existence of life forms.

The possibility of finding a terrestrial analogue is of particular interest to humanity, since it can be deduced that the greater the similarity between an exoplanet and the Earth, the greater the probability that the planet can host extraterrestrial life and, perhaps, even a possible alien civilization. For this reason, the topic has often been discussed in the scientific, cinematographic, literary and philosophical fields. Furthermore, the discovery and colonization of such planets would guarantee the survival of mankind in the event of planetary catastrophes, such as the death of the Sun itself.

But what would another planet appear to an alien civilization? Nobody knows and perhaps only an artistic representation can make tangible what is not yet scientifically conceivable.

Packaging materials and objects made with a 3D printer were used in the painting.