Stranger Than Fiction
All of our childhood fantasies have come alive with the exoplanets discovered by NASA.The very question of being alone habitable in this vast cosmos is now finally being answered by the NASA’s Exoplanetary Discovery!!! NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone. The area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven exoplanets discovered could have liquid water – key to life as we know it and under the right atmospheric conditions. But the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.
“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen. He’s the associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Most of all “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority. Finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”
The live stream of NASA TV is given below. Check it out!!
My Views on the Exoplanets Discovered…..
Seriously man I’m totally psyched by this. I mean this is the most amazing news I’ve heard after the Gravitational Waves. My excitation level is Exoplanetary…