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Planet X-terrarum

Planet X-terrarum is a newly discovered planet located in the recently discovered solar system by NASA astronomers[i]. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organization appointed by the scientific community with classifying astronomical objects, voted to add X-terranum as a planet due to its many similarities to planet Earth.  X-terrarum is located within 95 million miles from its Sun and its biological atmosphere permits the ability to sustain life. 

Planet X-terrarum is located 4 light years away from the Milky Way solar system.  It orbits a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1[ii].  The distance from its Sun allows X-terrarum permits the planet to hold sustainable temperature, which can hold air and water.  The orbit around its solar star is shorter than of planet Earth.  X-terrarum takes 120 days to fully orbits its Sun.

X-terrarum has many similarities as planet Earth.  X-terrum is approximately the same size and has the same mass as planet Earth.  Its equator is 25,000 miles long and has similar spin rotation on an axis as Earth.  The atmosphere consists of four components: oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane.  Its landscapes includes of vast bodies of water, rocky mountainous terrain, rainforests, and two polar icecaps.  The planet has two moons that assist in gravitational pull and controls its oceans tides.

Approximately, 2 million extra-terrestrials, also known as X-terrarians, inhibits planet X-terrarum.  Vast majority of the inhabitants live near the planet’s equators.  The climate near the equator provides moderate temperatures that are ideal for plant life and its several types of ecosystems. 

Astronomers have secured funding to communicate with X-terrarum occupants.  Radio signals has been sent towards the planet to begin the planning phase of future transportation from Earth.  Currently, X-terrarum’s is more technology advanced compared to planet Earth.   Only language is a barrier; however, its language is currently being decoded by several think tank agencies and mathematicians.

Written by Mary Ruiz


[i] Strickland, Ashley. “Article Title.”Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star." CNN. Turner Broadcasting, February 22, 2017. Web. September 5, 2017

[ii] Strickland, Ashley. “Article Title.”Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star." CNN. Turner Broadcasting, February 22, 2017. Web. September 5, 2017