Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surfaces and potentially support life.
“This is the first time that so many planets of this kind are found around the same star,” said Michaël Gillon, lead study author and astronomer at the University of Liège in Belgium.
Shout out to the Trappist-1 solar system for finally getting that notoriety. Out there 40 light years away just hustling and grinding and waiting to get that shine and now they are finally on that XXL Freshman cover. Can’t wait to hear their fire freestyle.
But in all seriousness, Deadseriousness, there is no doubt in my mind that those 7 planets are just crawling with aliens who are 1000% going to rip up to pieces Day After Tomorrow style. If you’re not gearing up for war after this discovery then seee yaaa, you’re already dead.
Apocalypse now, people. Fuck Trump or whatever it is we’re all mad about today. There’s a war coming. If we are just now recognizing that these planets exist, do you have any idea how long they’ve known about Earth? Their battleships are probably in our backyard right this second.
See you all on the battleground.