It's official, I'm coming out of the scientific closet wearing my lab coat, clutching my beakers and bunsen burner! I'm a massive science nerd, there I said it! (Picture is representative of myself, sans boobs ) So NASA have announced that they have discovered 7 exoplanets orbiting a star which may have the ability to support life (OMG! I know, right?!) NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery So a few questions: a) What does this mean for us? b) Could there be life out there? c) What about interstellar travel? d) What about an interstellar exodus? e) What could be found on those planets? Personally, I don't think we're alone. The universe is a big place, with lots of galaxies and life couldn't have just evolved on one little blue planet in a spiral galaxy (see, nerd! I told you!). I think that this is another fantastic opportunity for discovery and exploration. Would there be an exodus from our home planet? Possibly, if those planets could support life. But not for a very long time. Look I'll say right now, this is not a theological discussion. We can save that for another thread, this is purely science-based. So please, none of the "you're going to Hell" or "everyone knows life occured in 7 days" point of view. So, over to you guys. Much love, H.