Sunday, February 26, 2017

Man's Continuing Search for Distant Life.....

NASA's telescope had revealed the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable zone planets during the last fortnight.

The Highlights.

      * They've been called the TRAPPIST - 1 system.
      * They orbit around a star about 40 light-years outside our solar system. What it means is that
         it would take about 11,250 years to get to them.
      * The system consists of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star, 3 of them in the habitable

The scientists went on to describe them as:-

      * Brilliant objects in a red sky.
      * Looming like larger and smaller versions of our own moon.
      * But these are no moons.
      * They are Earth-size planets in a spectacular planetary system outside our own.
      * The seven rocky worlds huddle around their small, dim, red star like a "family around a 


Yet another milestone towards man's continuing search for distant life and perhaps, a step closer to unraveling the mystery of life!

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