NASA announced today (Feb.22) that they have made a giant discovery, or a “a giant accelerated leap forward in the search for habitable worlds and life on other worlds.”
A cluster of seven planets has been located about 40 light-years away in a constellation called Aquarius.
The seven planets circle tightly around a star called Trappist-1, which is a dwarf star that is barely the size of Jupiter.
The one that’s closest circles almost once every 24 hours.
There’s a very good chance that water exists on at least some of these planets, and if it does exist, there would be a chance that life also exists.
At least three of the seven have been deemed ‘habitable’ by NASA.