If you've been thinking about fleeing to Canada recently because of a, ah, certain someone, you might be pleased to hear this news. Scientists have discovered seven new planets the size of Earth that could have the potential of life outside of our planet. And considering what's happening on Earth right now, a lot of people are saying, well, it's about damn time.
The new planets are about 40 light years from Earth, which is apparently not too far away when it comes to the solar system. They're orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1, and the scientists who made the discovery say that not only are the size and mass of the planets similar to Earth, but they have "equilibrium temperatures low enough to make possible the presence of liquid water on their surfaces." In-depth studies of the planets are likely on their way.
Plans to begin making a new life on another planet began immediately for some people, who realized the opportunity they could have to get away from Donald Trump ASAP. Yes, 40 light years might be the equivalent of 235 trillion miles and you'd 100 percent be dead before you got there, but you'd be living the dream, right? It certainly hasn't stopped tons of people from thanking NASA for the discovery, because it came at just the right time.
NASA: “We just discovered 7 new Earth-sized planets”— Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) February 22, 2017
How fast could an American go there to escape a certain administration? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/UJit1A3RZ6— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) February 22, 2017
Like, Now Or ...
I Believe I Can Fly
I Volunteer As Tribute
Hey @NASA did you need any volunteers to check out those new planets? Don't even care if they're safe. Would love to check 'em out for you.— Good Andrew™ (@D3rachi) February 22, 2017
Let's Just Figure This Out
TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years away.— Vidya James 🍁🍁🍁🍁 (@Vidya_James) February 22, 2017
If we somehow could travel at the speed of light, and had unlimited food...
I'll Walk If I Have To
@NASA good timing. We're just about done trashing this one!— RadioClash (@brew92679) February 22, 2017
One-Way Ticket Please
Im going to get on the first shuttle to the TRAPPIST-1 Systen to get as far way as I can from Trump— JAIMZ (@JaimeZarate1) February 22, 2017
Need A New One
Me 2016: Leaving America if Trump wins would be cowardly.— Noah McCormack (@noahmccormack) February 22, 2017
Me January 2017: Maybe I should explore emigrating
Me now: OMW to Trappist-1
*Waits In Line*
Scenic, probably atmospheric, and currently 100% free of Trump and UKIP— Andrew Beaumont (@DrBeauBeaumont) February 22, 2017
I'm sold. Next rocket to Trappist 1e, please! pic.twitter.com/ZZEyyFPf19
Building My Own Rocket
On My Way
Actually, Wait, Maybe They Have The Right Idea
Whether you're packing your bags or hoping Trump goes there instead, it's certainly exciting to know there could be something out there similar to Earth. Let's just hope the new seven planets don't have a terrifying president of their own.