Yeah I saw that. It's pretty insane if you actually think about it. An earth like planet only 1400 light years away. Don't know if we'll ever live to see what lies on a planet like that, but I imagine it's breath taking.
Imo, there has to be life somewhere out there. There's so many planets and stars out there that at least one other must have life on it. For all we know, we aren't even close to the most intelligent creatures in the universe. Fun subject to think about.