Scientists Discover Solar System

Vayran Martinez, Reporter

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Venice students expressed amazement at the recent discovery of seven new planets.

“It is mind-blowing how there can be other planets similar to Earth, because over the past 59 years of universe studying, we were not able to find earth-like planets until now,” said junior Oscar Lazaro.

NASA discovered these new planets through their new telescope the “Hubble Space Telescope”. They are also able to find chemical signals of any living organisms with this telescope, but haven’t yet.

NASA officials say the new planets are very similar to Earth. They call the solar system the Trappist-1. Not to worry though, if there happens to be any form of life in these planets, it would take years for them to reach Earth. According to NASA officials, it would take roughly 40 light years from Earth to get to the newly discovered planets — that is about 11,250 years, according to writer Ashley Yeager in an article on Science News for Students.


“I am very amazed at what technology can find for us, there could be other human-like creatures in a completely different solar system,” said junior Dabbin Kim.


It would be pretty unbelievable if there could be human like creatures in other planets. Why? Well, that could mean there could be a whole new type of living, for example, religion, culture and education. These new planets spin a lot quicker than Earth for example, and while we have had a half-day here, the new planets have already had one full spin, according to the article.

“It is an amazing discovery, the question always is are we alone? The more we discover, the more it will be answered,” said physics teacher Darren Kitajima.

The NASA scientists say they still are not sure what these planets look like, they could be wet or dry, but they currently don’t know yet, according to the article.