You might often wonder if other life forms exist. Space is incredibly large and vast, and we can’t be the only planet that inhabits life, right?
According to the NY Times, “not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside the solar system.”
These seven planets orbit Trappist-1, a dwarf star around 40 light-years away from Earth, which is close in “cosmic terms.” It’s also noted that they are able to be studied with great detail due to their orientation of orbit.
An interesting find from the research team is that one or more of the planets could potentially have “oceans of water,” a possibility from their distance to the dwarf star. This sign of water could provide evidence of other life forms!
This discovery is just the beginning of the years of research and findings to come. We will see more information pour out in the coming years, and hopefully have answers to our wonders.
Author: Sasha Azoqa
Sasha Azoqa is a content writer and has been creating multimedia projects since 2014. She studied journalism and film at Cal State Fullerton and received her bachelors degree in communications. She has freelanced with OC Weekly and The Examiner with written articles, photography and short video packages.
Sasha enjoys uncovering local people and events who are making a difference in the world.
She is currently working with Network Radio, an iHeartRadio station, as their blogger. She has her own website that features a collection of written and visual stories on interesting people, places and things. Sasha Azoqa is living in Costa Mesa, California.