NASA has discovered 7 new planets. Why is it important?

This artist’s impression shows an imagined view of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and may be the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.

So as everyone already heard about the new 7 exoplanets which were discovered by NASA the other day. This is one of the coolest findings in my opinion. Space is something mesmerizing, because it holds so many secrets which we have the possibility to find in the future. Think about it, it is infinite, and “TRAPPIST-1” solar system is beyond excitement for scientists and the whole world. Why?

  1. The solar system is 39 light years away from earth… Which means we will probably not be able to visit them, at least at the moment.. This is probably the most disappointing part of this, but the exciting part is that “TRAPPIST-1” is close enough for the scientists to research. Future pictures which can be made of the planets, to look at the atmosphere, the seas or maybe even the mountains. This is awesome, because it will probably be possible for all the 7 planets.
  2. The planets are referred as “Earth like”. This is done for a very simple reason! All planets have a similar mass to our planet earth. Some information says that 6 out of 7 planets are rocky. This means that they might have a habitual environment. Maybe not for humans, but for some different life form, it again, might be possible. The investigation just started, and there is a lot of work before we will find out.
  3. Habitual zone… 3 of the planets are located in the “golden ring”, this is a zone where the climate and environment has a temperature from 0-100 degrees Celsius. This means that there might be ice, and water, and clouds and maybe…. ALIENS!

For me personally it is very exciting that we might  finally find life somewhere else, and probably the theory that GOD created everything will shine a new light on world religions, societies and other mambo jumbo. This will probably be an eye-opening finding for the whole world. Can’t wait!