NASA announces existence of a system with multiple potentially-habitable planets

NASA has announced that a nearby star-system, TRAPPIST-1, contains seven rocky, earth-sized planets, three of which are in the star’s Goldilocks Zone.

Of course, we cannot know what we will find there, but it’s a great place to examine more closely.

So let’s all raise a Trappist Ale!

3 replies on “NASA announces existence of a system with multiple potentially-habitable planets”

  1. Brian says:

    40 Light years is within range of a generation ship, right?

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Depending on your definition, everything is within range of a generation ship,
      but this strikes me as sorta-nearish-future plausibly reachable, yes.

      • Brian says:

        Well, true. But every year a ship’s out there, the chances of catastrophic failure have to go up exponentially (repair parts, supplies, system failures, etc). 40 light years seems practically next door (astronomically speaking).

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