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Sorry, just can't help but geek out over this since I love astronomy X'D

Buuuut the discovery of SEVEN Earth-like planets orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light years away was just announced O: This is actually huge.

Okay, like... They're not literally Earth clones; Most of the time, the news or any other website calls it as such, when really, we don't know what these planets are really like, but can only guess based on their position, mass, density, etc. And they ALL are within the habitable zone of their star, and around the same mass as Earth (One of them even receives about as much light from it's star as we do). I haven't read up that much on what they've said, but it looks like one of them could even have lots of liquid water.

They're so close to eachother, that they would be about the size of the moon of the sky and even have gravitational effects over one another (Such as tides increasing when one comes close, etc. Only our own moon causes significant tidal effects due to it's mass and proximity, but not the other planets in the solar system).

So we've just found possibly one of the best places to search for signs of extraterrestrial life. Perhaps not intelligent, but we shall see. I think the James-webb telescope, due to launch last year, might have the capability to detect atmospheric compositions of distant exoplanets based on the light that gets reflected towards us.. So yus, this is pretty big O: But of course, most people probably wont care much because the only thing that matters is everything that's here around us, not above and far from us x')
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Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student Writer
Only 40 Light Years away? Why, that's just a hop and a skip and a 235,100,000,000,000 miles away! We should pay them a visit!
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Shady-Dragons Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I literally freaked out when I read this! I still find it funny we know more about the universe then our own planet though, but who doesn't love space
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therealtwilightstar Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This legit is so cool, like whoa. It's so fascinating to think about it that we don't even know how many things are out there in the universe and that we keep on finding new things slowly but surely.
Do you happen to have the article this is from? I want to look at the info. xD
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a better site: www.popularmechanics.com/space…
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr?? It really is :'D The sheer wonder of the cosmos is really downplayed now in days I believe.. It really is amazing just how vast everything is and how tiny we are, how little we know and how much there is out there. And to just dream and imagine of what other forms of life may inhabit other worlds, and how many moments and events are all happening right now in a universe that otherwise seems completely timeless.

There are tons of articles already X'D But here's the page from NASA: exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1/
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therealtwilightstar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it truly is amazing. Like wow. Space is honestly so amazing, I just love looking up at the night sky and star watching just thinking about what could be out there or if we're the only life forms. I think it would be really sad if we're the only forms of life in the universe, but then I wonder. If there is other life out there, are they thinking the same things of wondering if they're the only life in the universe?
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8114 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Cool o3o
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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8114 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Wish we could have Space ships like in Spore o3o
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft, same x)
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8114 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Yo do you got any other communcation options? Skypu? Discordu?
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have both XD
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8114 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Well hell what is your names over at those den .3.
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skype is m1za1999 and Discord is Miza #2838 I think? ( I don't use it that much)
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Hunter12396 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what star? :o does it have a name?
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TRAPPIST-1, weird name X'D
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Hunter12396 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, its only 40ly from us, that's only two jumps! one if you have a modded FSD!
(inside joke is inside...)
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Astrior Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exciting! :stare: To think we haven't even discovered everything here on our own planet is mind blowing enough. :XD:
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knooow, it really is X'D
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Abstertales Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omlLLLL
yes this is so awesome
what if there is extraterrestrial life and they have just been watching us lmao
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, quite unlikely X'D So far there aren't any signs of radio signals coming from there, so either there is no intelligent life present, or they haven't yet gone that advanced.
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Abstertales Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah but it would be hilarious if it were true
well I'm still hella hyped XD
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nitro-hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
i think our plastic haired leader has scared off any intelligent life.

also they don't know if there is water on them which is crucial.
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MizaT11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plastic head? Haha XD

Yeah that's not yet a certainty, but still, a very high probability. We shall know perhaps within the next few years/decades X'D
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nitro-hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
if NASA gets money again anyway.
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Alicornbrodie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
OMG!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0
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Ghosty-Gaz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Student Artist
I hope they name two planets, Eden Prime, and Terra Nova.
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