7 temperate terrestrial planets orbit TRAPPIST-1

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    http://www.space.com/35790-seven-earth-size-planets-trappist-1-discovery.html

    Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.

    "Looking for life elsewhere, this system is probably our best bet as of today," study co-author Brice-Olivier Demory, a professor at the Center for Space and Habitability at the University of Bern in Switzerland, said in a statement.

    The exoplanets circle the star TRAPPIST-1, which lies just 39 light-years from Earth — a mere stone's throw in the cosmic scheme of things. So speculation about the alien worlds' life-hosting potential should soon be informed by hard data, study team members said. [Images: The 7 Earth-Size Worlds of TRAPPIST-1]

    "We can expect that, within a few years, we will know a lot more about these planets, and with hope, if there is life there, [we will know] within a decade," co-author Amaury Triaud, of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge in England, told reporters on Tuesday (Feb. 21).
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    I've been hearing something like this every couple years for the better part of 4 decades, so I want to see some concrete proof.

    Yeah, they're really close, too. If we ever develop faster-than-light travel it'll only take a mere 2 generations to get there. I'm ready to buy stock in Trappist-1 Transit.
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    Never A Straight Answer can't even put a man back on the Moon and they know just what all of these 'exo-planets' look like :lol:
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