News Nasa Finds 7 Rocky planets in 1 star system

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Sounds like a great solar system for Orbiter! Very small and very nice planets.
 

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Think if in a system there are like 4 planets with different life forms all intelligents at the same time. We will feel like we are in the basement of a building while in the penthouse there's a party
 

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Trapist is also a cheese...

Really cool discovery. You could place one hell of a sci-fi scenario in that system. Very firefly-ish.
 

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Those things make you feel sick

Same with jump drives and TDS (Transit disorientation syndrome). But a jump drive can only cross 35 ly safely.
 

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There is an illustration that shows that this star/planetary system is similar in size to Jupiter and its moons. What does that mean as far as the radiation environment on those planets, tidal forces, etc.? They may be in the thermal Goldilocks zone, but getting blasted with radiation and having the planet constantly wrenched with earthquakes might make extraterrestrial radio astronomy a challenge on those planets (among other challenges). Might be covered in mutant lichen.
 

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as everyone can see the orbital periods are really small thats because the sun is a tiny cool red dwarf, the planets are so close to its parent sun that in our system they would not excist or be scorched.
 

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Pretty high likelihood that there's several more planets beyond TRAPPIST-1 h too.
 

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<random thought bubble>TRAPPIST? The beer in that system MUST be awesome. I demand it! </random thought bubble>
 

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Well, some of those planets might have moons...

The planets all come pretty close to each other, and they're all near the host star, so I don't think moons would be stable. It looks more like the Jovian system than the solar system.
 

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They didn't just find them. They already got 360 degrees footage from surface on one of them. :p :lol:
 

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The planets all come pretty close to each other, and they're all near the host star, so I don't think moons would be stable.

I think so too, but non-stable orbits might still hold for a few million years. Long enough for humans not to care too much.
 

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See. Google is happy with NASA's discovery as well. :lol:

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