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Science found 7 earth sized/like worlds in one system

Submitted by: Goshin @ 01:35 PM | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | (url: https://www.nasa....)

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water key to life as we know it under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets.

In contrast to our sun, the TRAPPIST-1 star classified as an ultra-cool dwarf is so cool that liquid water could survive on planets orbiting very close to it, closer than is possible on planets in our solar system. All seven of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits are closer to their host star than Mercury is to our sun. The planets also are very close to each other. If a person was standing on one of the planets surface, they could gaze up and potentially see geological features or clouds of neighboring worlds, which would sometimes appear larger than the moon in Earth's sky.


Category: Technology | 37 Comments
Tags: science

02-22-17 - 01:36 PM
E or F look nice.
02-22-17 - 01:38 PM
i'd f e or d
02-22-17 - 01:42 PM
ok.. shit.. dibs on c
02-22-17 - 01:54 PM
7 new worlds for Whites to peacefully colonize only to have parasitic jews follow us there and import mexicans/niggers/other undesirables via wormhole
02-22-17 - 01:56 PM
It's never too soon to begin construction on a space wall.
02-22-17 - 01:59 PM
Changed my mind.. I first ignored the obvious

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultracool dwarf star that's only slightly larger than the planet Jupiter and about 2,000 times dimmer than the sun.


It's a tarp

Because the seven alien worlds orbit so tightly, they're probably all tidally locked, Gillon said. That is, they likely always show the same face to their host star, just as Earth's moon only shows the "near side" to us.


next?
02-22-17 - 02:02 PM
fake news
02-22-17 - 02:06 PM
still need to waste money on expensive space telescopes to study planets that no human will ever set foot on.

most expensive desktop wallpaper generator ever
02-22-17 - 02:09 PM
e looks pretty comfy. but g looks like it's got some dank ass weed, yo. :bandit:
02-22-17 - 02:16 PM
That's very interesting, but people will never go there. If people ever leave this planet for other star systems, it'll be a type of generation ship and there will be no meaningful communication possible with them. :)
02-22-17 - 03:18 PM
generation ships are bad sci fi trope, why would you need to do that when all that's necessary is sperm and an egg.

send some sort of Hal 9000 into space and whip up a batch of humans when you're close to your destination.
02-22-17 - 03:26 PM
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02-22-17 - 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Dangerdoggie  
generation ships are bad sci fi trope, why would you need to do that when all that's necessary is sperm and an egg.

send some sort of Hal 9000 into space and whip up a batch of humans when you're close to your destination.


Yeah, that's clearly a better idea than freezing a bunch of grown people of different ages and unfreezing them when they get to where they're going. I mean, I'm sure a bunch of babies with no one to educate them or immerse them in culture will found a great civilization after 5000 years of no contact with anyone.
02-22-17 - 03:34 PM
They'll have contact with synthetics and wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Although they prefer the term Artificial Human
02-22-17 - 04:20 PM
40 light years ain't bad.
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