NASA Just Discovered Seven Earth-Like Worlds

NASA Just Discovered Seven Earth-Like Worlds

NASA Just Discovered Seven Earth-Like Worlds

"This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life", Zurbuchen added.

Seven Earth-like planets have been found orbiting a sun not too far - in space terms, at least - from our own.

Trappist-1 is a dwarf star that's about a tenth the mass of our Sun and a thousandth as bright.

The Spitzer space telescope spots planets in other systems by watching for the telltale signs of them "transiting" - passing in front of their host stars - in infrared wavelengths.

These four exoplanets join three others circling TRAPPIST-1 that were discovered by the same team early in 2016, after which the group said it intensified follow-up efforts.

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However, it appears that each of the planets may have liquid water, allowing for a wider variety of life to be possible in the system. They found three planets last May but the data from a collection of Earth-based and orbiting telescopes soon revealed the full count of seven planets.

The findings are one thing, but reaching the new solar system is another. Red dwarves are also more subject to solar flares than are big yellow stars like ours, which could be ruinous for closely circling planets.

Most exoplanets discovered thus far are similar to Earth and researchers believe they possess organic matter, the building blocks of life. It's worth noting that one of Sara Seager's research goals "is to find and identify another Earth" and Nikole Lewis' research is focused around understanding exoplanetary atmospheres.

This has been proven through the bevy of military, intelligence community, and even NASA whistleblowers who have come forth talking about this secrecy, as well as the known fact of life beyond Earth.

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