As someone who has watched way too many episodes of The X-Files and has questioned everything in the existence of our solar system, I have been convinced for my entire life that there is life outside of our Earth and outside of our universe. And with the new discovery by a group of astronomers, who were working with NASA using their high powered telescope, the theory of life existing outside of this universe is now more prominent than ever. Whether they're aliens like the Ayy LMAO alien, or they're beings like the civilization in the movie Avatar, I'm sure they are as curious as we are to know what else is out there.
By looking at this map of the known galaxies, it is easy to comprehend that there is life existing outside of our nearby universe. The discovery of TRAPPIST-1 (The name given to the exoplanet system recently discovered) will help us move forward in our acceptance of what else is out there. The astronomers say that it is more than possible that water can be found on a few of the seven planets they discovered, and where there is water, there is life. Next year, NASA plans to send a telescope into space that will be able to detect the chemical fingerprints of water, methane, and oxygen of the potential atmospheres.
If you care about space and the discoveries of other universes too, that's dope. But if you don't, then I don't blame you for not having an interest in something that probably won't effect you directly. We all got busy lives, and unless you are going to be an astronomer then all of this information might not matter to you. You can think the Earth is a sphere, a triangle, a hexagon, flat, it really doesn't bother me what you think of it, because everything in life is all about perception. But this discovery can effect your way of thinking. Look at that map again, and look at how small the Milky Way Galaxy is. And then think about how small the Earth is in comparison to that, and then how small our country is, an then your state, and then your house, and then how small you are.
We get so wrapped up in the concept of life and how everything around us can drive our state of mind into many different emotions that we may or may not want to feel or experience. People complain about their jobs or their financial status or their relationship status or how they feel like everything bad in life is happening to them. When we get caught up in the moment, we tend to forget how lucky and just how fascinating it is for us to even be existing on this planet and in this universe. You are so significant to the universe and you don't even realize it because you're too worried about how you're going to pay your bills or how you're going to get through the work day without ten cups of coffee or how some girl or guy won't text you back after a bad date. You are an incredible piece of life in this small galaxy and you can't take that for granted.
So next time you are ever feeling like life is tough or you are hit with some kind of setback, just remember that in the grand scheme of things nothing is really all that bad when you remind yourself that life is an incredible gift in and of itself.
Here's a trippy video that will definitely make you say "Holy shit"
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.