SCIENCE!!!! STUFF!!! LIFE!!!! This gets me so excited you have no idea. So today in a breaking news conference NASA revealed that they have discovered 7 planets that exhibit the life sustaining qualities of earth "nearby" us. The planets all orbit around the same star and are about 40 light years away, which according to the smart people at NASA isn't really that far especially compared to the other earth like planets we have discovered in the past. In a quote from CNN, NASA had this to say:
"This is the first time that so many planets of this kind are found around the same star," said Michaël Gillon, lead study author and astronomer at the University of Liège in Belgium.
The seven exoplanets were all found in tight formation around an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Estimates of their mass also indicate that they are rocky planets, rather than being gaseous like Jupiter. Three planets are in the habitable zone of the star, known as TRAPPIST-1e, f and g, and may even have oceans on the surface.
Wow!!! So like, when can we move??? Check out more of the full story HERE!
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