The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made an announcement that could be the greatest known discovery by the human kind. The space agency announced that it has discovered a new system of seven Exoplanets around 40 light years away which are roughly the size of our Earth. These planets are in a ‘habitable zone’ which can have water – which is a basic necessity of life, and are rocky in nature.
The system is named after the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope in Chile, hence the name TRAPPIST-1. In 2016, only 2 probable life supporting planets were found. But the recent findings have stated that 7 planets have been found are rocky in nature and ones in the habitable zone may support life.
Check the seven things you should know about the new found potential home.