The headline: NASA finds seven life-supporting planets only 40 light-years away.
fyi: These seven planets are orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1 and are very, very far awayyyy.
Things to know before you book your flight…
- These planets are at least 40 light-years away. So, very far away. Note: 1 Light Year = 9.5 trillion kilometers.
- Though they may be capable of supporting a basic life system, they may not have high-speed and may still be using dial-up.
- Because Trappist-1 is a dwarf star, you would receive 200 times less light than you do from our current Sun. So, pre-tanning: not necessary.
- Trappist-1 is quite a bit younger than our Sun and will likely continue for another trillion years after our Sun fades.
- If on your journey, you see Megatron, Loki and a bunch of Romulans, just mind your own business and don’t get involved.
- Did we mention, it’s very far awayyyy?!