Seven planets like our Earth ...

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
27,588
Italy, Lago Maggiore
I think I'm not exaggerating, but the fact that around a red dwarf 7 planets are orbiting in the habitable zone ... well, this is beyond incredible!

[https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around]

A part that this extraordinary planetary system is not far, what is really important to underline is that from now on the estimates about the possible existence of planetary systems have to be reconsidered: the numbers could be well higher than we have been thinking so far.
 

AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
27,588
Italy, Lago Maggiore
Quite cool!

This must be of great interest to SETI.
That will be the third step.

There is still a second step to take: to concentrate the observations on that planetary system. In 2018 new space telescopes will be in orbit and it has been already decided that this planetary system will be their main target.

SETI is a long term approach [we can wait for artificial electromagnetic waves coming from one of those planets ... that planet is there ... we are here ... if the galaxy won't implode in the next 30 years we can be patient!].
 

deaf tuner

Ad Honoris
Oct 2013
14,816
Europix
And the discovery was made by a small Belgian telescope, called ... Trappist :D

in a Belgian project called ... Speculoos :D :D



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translation, just in case:


Trappist:







speculoos:





 

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
27,588
Italy, Lago Maggiore
And the discovery was made by a small Belgian telescope, called ... Trappist :D

in a Belgian project called ... Speculoos :D :D



__________________________
translation, just in case:


Trappist:







speculoos:





Yes, what about that?

Trappist system is at only 39 light years from our sun ... and NASA with all the other great space agencies [with the company of all the super technological astronomical observatories] have never noted it!!!!
:D
 

deaf tuner

Ad Honoris
Oct 2013
14,816
Europix
Yes, what about that?

Trappist system is at only 39 light years from our sun ... and NASA with all the other great space agencies [with the company of all the super technological astronomical observatories] have never noted it!!!!
:D
Well, they should drink a real beer now and then :D
 

arkteia

Ad Honorem
Nov 2012
4,723
Seattle
40 light-years... Doesn't it mean that what we are seeing in that planetary system today happened 40 earth years ago? Maybe the whole system is annihilated by now? Likewise, if "they" are viewing us, they are actually observing 1977? Quite fun, disco and all...
 
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pikeshot1600

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Jul 2009
10,084
40 light-years... Doesn't it mean that what we are seeing in that planetary system today happened 40 earth years ago? Maybe the whole system is annihilated by now? Likewise, if "they" are viewing us, they are actually observing 1977? Quite fun, disco and all...
Oh, God! The seventies - there is no intelligent life here.