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NASA Just Discovered A Nearby Solar System That Could Possibly Sustain Life

This is giving us some major Interstellar feels.

NASA has just found a nearby solar system with seven planets that have the potential to sustain life!

NASA new solar system

These planets, similar in size to the Earth, were found to be orbiting their parent star, known as TRAPPIST-1. The star is located about 40 light years away from Earth, which is close by astronomical standards.

This makes finding extraterrestrial life, or even a second Earth all the more possible!

NASA researchers are working on scanning the planets’ atmospheres to look for possible chemical fingerprints of life.

NASA chief scientist Thomas Zurbuchen said:

“The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when.”

Chills! Maybe your soulmate is out there after all — just not on this Earth.

Watch the video below:

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