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How Long Would it Take to Get to the Nearest Habitable Planets ( TRAPPIST-1 )?

  • Published on Mar 24, 2017
  • How long would it take us to get to TRAPPIST-1? Will we ever be able to travel to other habitable planets? What are exoplantes? What kind of technology would we need in order to travel through space at high speeds? Let’s find out in this episode of The Infographics Show: How Long Would it Take to Get to the Nearest Habitable Planet (TRAPPIST-1)?
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  • The Infographics Show
    The Infographics Show  Year ago +553

    If you could go on a mission to colonize other planets, but it was a one way mission, would you go?

    • Nic Bean
      Nic Bean 2 months ago

      I'm on the first thing smoking

    • Ali Fahes
      Ali Fahes 3 months ago

      The Infographics Show yes

    • Accurate Gamer
      Accurate Gamer 5 months ago

      We can do anything just believe it

    • Albert Bankston
      Albert Bankston 5 months ago

      Only if I can still smoke meth and eat uncooked hotdogs everyday

    • Elvia Quijano
      Elvia Quijano 8 months ago

      Hey I was asking my self and what if there is a closer planet to us that has life. u know there are aligned

  • Ashe Dezinkleborger
    Ashe Dezinkleborger 3 days ago

    now hear me out; it’s be hella expensive and difficult but i’m speaking hypothetically. we could send a group of men and women on a huge space craft with enough resources to sustain life. maybe figure out how to farm produce and raise livestock but we could have a small civilization living on the spacecraft having a steady rate of reproduction so that over the thousands maybe millions of years it takes to get to trappist-1, we’ll have a small community that will endure the trip so they’ll be able to populate trappist-1. sure they won’t get there in their own lifetime but i think it’s a decent last resort for when earth nears its end. there’s a lot of room for it to go wrong but who knows?
    edit: also if we put more research into cryogenics, instead of necessarily farming we could significantly cut the amount of resources needed to sustain day to day life. i feel like we’d have to wake up periodically to maintain ourselves because over a million years is a long ass time but i’m no scientist so idk lol

  • m1lky wa7
    m1lky wa7 4 days ago

    Yeah but it’s not the closest

  • Rohan King
    Rohan King 12 days ago +1

    Hell no... What we gonna do their.. Eat dirt and die... 😂😂

  • Jenny Blount
    Jenny Blount 19 days ago

    humans are so advantset why cant they make a robot and fly it up to trapist1 i think nasa is hideing something

  • Just another chungy bo i
    Just another chungy bo i 20 days ago +1

    What about radiation and oxygen ? Those are the 2 main reasons it is difficult for us to inhabit mars ... If they don't have that we might as well go back to trying to inhabit mars since it is much closer

  • Jhed Niño S. Bucad/MongolMapping

    super earths

  • Martin Sloan
    Martin Sloan 22 days ago

    The key to life my friend, is the Lord God Almighty.

  • Boon Jun Tong
    Boon Jun Tong 28 days ago

    You forgot to say Star Trek

  • Fish Eye
    Fish Eye Month ago

    fake fake fake dumbass bitch hope dies in crash

  • Larry TRUELOVE
    Larry TRUELOVE Month ago

    We will never permanently colonize another planet. What’s more, there are no life sustaining planets in this universe.

  • Doglatista 05
    Doglatista 05 2 months ago

    God no need this crappy space craft

  • KInG_iiMPRint YT
    KInG_iiMPRint YT 2 months ago

    Lets use the retribution of cod infinite warfare

    ADITH R M 2 months ago

    This could only be possible by making the life span of an astronaut so long that once he reaches there, he's going to land as if he didn't travel so far at all.

  • 寔
     2 months ago

    what about alpha centauri b

  • Callister Rod2500
    Callister Rod2500 2 months ago

    Millennium falcon needed.

  • Jonathan Terrado
    Jonathan Terrado 2 months ago

    Why go 39 ly when there's proxima B only 4 ly away?

  • Tanvir Ahammed
    Tanvir Ahammed 2 months ago +2

    The spacecraft carrying Walmart...LOL!!!

  • Tomato Enthusiast
    Tomato Enthusiast 2 months ago

    About 120 years
    the 100 anyone??

  • Ali Fahes
    Ali Fahes 3 months ago

    What about folding the fabric of space???!

  • Saskia Põldmaa
    Saskia Põldmaa 3 months ago

    Thanks for using kilometers at once!❤

  • John The Gamer
    John The Gamer 3 months ago

    I mean... we got a few billion years left on earth, reaching an exo planet in that amount of time will be easy.
    At least I hope so...

  • James Anthony
    James Anthony 3 months ago

    Why can’t we make a machine that injects intellect into people, so when they make babies on the ship, they’ll have smart babies, so when they get to Trappist 1, they can invite everyone else.

  • James Anthony
    James Anthony 3 months ago

    It’s light years away

  • Steve Stevudza
    Steve Stevudza 3 months ago

    One jump with ASP Explorer

  • Rahul Gautam
    Rahul Gautam 3 months ago

    What about venus

  • Clint Lindley
    Clint Lindley 3 months ago

    Why aren't we finding ways to use our own star Sol to slingshot probes? Pretty sure the space/time/reality around Sol is a more viable solution to our speed problems than trying to find a technology to bend reality to our will.

  • exelionx VidZ
    exelionx VidZ 3 months ago

    How about worrying on getting food for the trip cant u put evreyone in a long ass coma thay can survive because there body is resting so they dont need food or water because there hibornating right idk but i think im right

  • Luis M
    Luis M 3 months ago

    Nasa's Eagle Works lab is currently trying to create tech that can travel to other star systems and they hope to do so by the end of the century. Eagle Works is Nasa's workshop that tests outlandish ideas and tries to make them a reality.

  • shedu naik
    shedu naik 3 months ago

    We will not need that much food or water... When we travel near the speed of lights time becomes relatively slow.. Infct so slow that if we travel 9p to speed of light it will take very small amount of the food

  • Duglife
    Duglife 3 months ago

    Magic Conch Shell; *"Maybe someday..."*

  • atom 18883
    atom 18883 3 months ago

    i will only go to trappist 1 if they have despacito 2

  • arati chy
    arati chy 4 months ago

    Can you make a video on ISRO

  • Recon3Y3z
    Recon3Y3z 4 months ago +1

    Yung TRAPPIST-1

  • Monika Pern
    Monika Pern 4 months ago

    Kilometers per hour is marked as km/h, not kph.. 'murica

  • Kibernautas
    Kibernautas 4 months ago

    When traveling at speed close to speed of light time slows down (theory of relativity). Author of the video is a moron.

  • dreakheart
    dreakheart 4 months ago

    the thing is ,, look how long it takes to colonise an island or a piece of land with 8 people ? we WOULD STILL LIVE IN STRAW HUTS !!! even if you get a ton of stuff , it would take AGES to colonise it like 100 years to get a city another 400 years to make multiple vilages and cities , how you get by ? a car ? how you wanna make 1 ? its gonan take over 900 years to completely colonize the earth ISH..maybe longer , Earth is a calm planet , what if beasts live there who are WAY more dangerous then any animal on earth .. then what ?

  • okkam okulus
    okkam okulus 4 months ago

    The fastest spacecraft would be the new solar probe that was launched this year

  • Andrew Brault
    Andrew Brault 4 months ago

    They would freeze them instead of that 2:00

  • BlackTec Playz /BT
    BlackTec Playz /BT 5 months ago

    Now we need non aging humans

  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang 5 months ago

    This is just a Theoretical theory we can send a AI instead with advance cloning system like carrying a DNA information the human genome etc. ,special scientific equipment’s ,Hardware For colonization and once we get there the AI will make a human or by the time the probe get there its already working in progress its far fence but its a idea

    LM SORENSON 5 months ago

    @02:25 nice subtle little dig at fat people there.... 🤭

  • Werner Boden
    Werner Boden 5 months ago

    If we can build a ship with residents and we can travel for 100 years , we would
    not need to colonise a planet. I think that would be the best bet.
    Until that time, we could settle a small colony on mars, but it
    will not be very hospitable with low gravity and atmosphere.
    People might not be able to stay long, due to health risks.
    I wonder why we even would want to stay there.

  • YonkouTerkuat
    YonkouTerkuat 5 months ago

    Can't we just see whats on it instead of go to it?

  • gordon Wong
    gordon Wong 5 months ago


  • Thomas Abell
    Thomas Abell 5 months ago

    I completed the journey to Trappist 1 in only 12 parsecs

  • DarkTheShark
    DarkTheShark 5 months ago

    *watches video*

  • Kcsniperboy
    Kcsniperboy 5 months ago

    Paul rudd graduated from my highschools rival school

  • Destiny Elle
    Destiny Elle 5 months ago

    They could get the fastest space ship, and have two males and two females and they breed until they have two females and two males, teach keep about science and technology, etc. And boom

  • Kaionfire
    Kaionfire 5 months ago

    Hi Infographics! Could you make a video on the idea of warp drives?

  • Z0oM
    Z0oM 5 months ago

    I think its better to go to proxima centarium

  • Kevin Parent
    Kevin Parent 5 months ago

    1:34 "It's reasonABLE to think"

  • Aidan C
    Aidan C 6 months ago

    Why u talking about food and water when we can just hyper sleep

  • 1NabbinatoR
    1NabbinatoR 6 months ago

    we just can send with the star shoot tecnology Semen/sperma maybe? and a piece of paper that say, build radio signal and recontact us!

  • Lord Sauron
    Lord Sauron 6 months ago

    At the speed of light, time would slow down for the passengers. So you don't need all that food&water.

  • Chandra Mouli
    Chandra Mouli 6 months ago

    If I start traveling my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandson reaches there

  • jim liu
    jim liu 6 months ago

    We can’t survive on a lifeless exo-planet. We can’t survive on a exo-planet that has life- since we have no immunity to those life. We can only survive on Earth and are trapped here; we better start taking better care of earth!!!

  • Audriel Cabanero
    Audriel Cabanero 6 months ago


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    sarthak kotnala 7 months ago


  • Bondy
    Bondy 7 months ago +1

    We can't even colonize the moon let alone other planets. Get serious. Also light years? be practical. Dream on.

  • M G
    M G 7 months ago +1

    if the planet dies we’re doomed

  • John Carter
    John Carter 7 months ago +1

    Wow what a distance, we are still living in the stone age, in this area of space

  • A.R. Galaxy
    A.R. Galaxy 7 months ago

    Elon Musk

  • Data Banks
    Data Banks 7 months ago

    Or you could pop over to Isaac Arthur's channel where he discusses various interstellar colonization possibilities in his Outward Bound series - all based on real physics

  • Pournima Harmalkar
    Pournima Harmalkar 7 months ago

    We will reach it at some time

  • Larpazuu Sippil
    Larpazuu Sippil 7 months ago

    But what if they go to the black hole and launch it self to Trappist-1

  • IanBrian YT v2.0
    IanBrian YT v2.0 7 months ago

    "How the Hell were gonna get. To TRAPPIST-1 "

  • Sreehari S
    Sreehari S 7 months ago

    If we colonize a new planet, how do countries claim land?

  • tomtom vicky
    tomtom vicky 7 months ago

    I miss planet Pluto

  • Hired Fire
    Hired Fire 7 months ago

    If we were light would it take us 39 years to get there?

  • ESC Niko
    ESC Niko 7 months ago

    The first thing we should try is to fix our planet and our society before even thinking of colonizeing other solarsystems

  • carl azuz
    carl azuz 7 months ago

    Just call Han.

    JAMES CLEVEN 7 months ago

    Can I do the Kessle run there

  • OnceUponATime InAMovie
    OnceUponATime InAMovie 8 months ago

    We need the millenium falcon

    2YOUNG4YT 8 months ago

    Maybe breeding in space would work. lol

  • Thor Long
    Thor Long 8 months ago

    As soon as practical field theory science figures out how to bend space.

  • National Mapper
    National Mapper 8 months ago

    Walmart’s are not that fancy 😂😂😪

  • Juanito 420
    Juanito 420 8 months ago

    i think when "freezing" (i forgot the word) becomes a safe think, people will be able to travel many centuries to other planets and establish things there like their own world, ruled by one or more, idk, their own planet, even the light would take decades to reach from one to another so comunication will be an issue unless we can use wormholes for that, but that's something that will probably never happen BECAUSE WE WILL ALL DIE due to pollution by the year 2200

  • Oh ye ye HD
    Oh ye ye HD 8 months ago

    You didn’t mention cryosleep

  • BA 1673
    BA 1673 8 months ago

    Maybe IXS Enterprise may make it.Year : 2029

  • skittleaddict 363
    skittleaddict 363 8 months ago

    Wy don't we just put rockets boosters on Earth lmao

  • vk45 de
    vk45 de 8 months ago

    Actually this information is wrong. At the speed of light, the spacecraft would take 39yr to get to trappist-1. The spacecraft however would have to carry about ZERO food/water for the trip. You see, at the speed of light, time stops, therefore the traveler will actually feel like they got there in no time at all.

  • geofreyplays
    geofreyplays 8 months ago

    but mars earth and mercury will get enveloped in the sun before it dyes and expands

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    Clorox Bleach iP 8 months ago

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  • ExitStay
    ExitStay 8 months ago

    Send Trump out to the stars so he can see how yuge the universe is.

  • Reak Gamingkh
    Reak Gamingkh 8 months ago

    EXO planet is the planet of kpop

  • nasachusetts
    nasachusetts 8 months ago

    We see it with telescopes. Never will in my lifetime. I'm midway through. However, if going light speed I'd be there in 5 more years.

  • just me
    just me 8 months ago

    You do realize that the universe is expanding constantly so journey would take a longer period than you have calculated

  • The Utopiano Utopioan
    The Utopiano Utopioan 9 months ago

    Other than Earth, the nearest potentially habitable exoplanet to us is Proxima B, which is a little over 4 light-years away, orbiting the sun's closet stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri. Using current propulsion methods, it would take about 70,000 years to reach Proxima B and any other planet that may orbit Proxima Centauri! Of course Venus is semi habitable 50 km above the Venusian surface, at that altitude, temperatures are the same as the daytime temps in the average desert on Earth, and pressures equal about 1 bar, the same as at sea level on Earth. Sure, the sulfuric acid would be a problem and you'd need to carry oxygen, but those problems are surmountable and Venus around 50km above the planet's surface is the most habitable environment in our solar system. Cloud colonies could be built on Venus at that altitude. Mars could be made habitable by terraforming it completely or simply building domes over parts of the planet. Even our own moon, Luna, could host habitable enclaves on it. Sure, we would have to live in artificial environments and or alter these worlds at least a bit to live on them, but that's bound to be the case with any extra solar planet we colonze, Even in the vastness of our galaxy, we're highly unlikely to find a planet or moon that's completely habitable to us and other Earth organisms, even though it's perfect for living things that are native to the planet or moon.

  •  9 months ago

    Space is flat.
    Earth doesn't exist.

  • Sahid S.
    Sahid S. 9 months ago

    Better go to Mars and emit some greenhouse gases there to create favourable climate. And then next step Titan, Europa and more.

  • Juan Piña
    Juan Piña 9 months ago

    So if maybe we could send nanotech in that little shuttle and perhaps broadcast images of that planet. Just have a glympse of what it's like. I mean it would take 200 years, but all and all it would be a great achievement.

  • Wade J. Wilson
    Wade J. Wilson 9 months ago

    We should make a space habitat like on Wall-E lmao and have a colony of fattys make there way there

  • Angor6495
    Angor6495 9 months ago

    assuming they travel at (almost) the speed of light, time dilation would squish time so that for the crew the whole journey takes (almost) no time, therefore they wouldn´t need a lot of food/water and stuff...

  • Vdalem43
    Vdalem43 9 months ago

    Don't bring a kid! Imagine hearing "Are we there yet?" for 45 years!

  • Consagrado
    Consagrado 9 months ago

    If we make a space city that go to the planet and the humans that live there can reproduce and make a human new specie thing. If it is right we will livingour normal lifes in space and the generations will pass, but ,we will need to hv a lauch sistem for when we will stay in the planet, making two human speciies on two VERY separeted worlds. Sorry for my bad english :(

  • Zombiexleader
    Zombiexleader 9 months ago

    I thought Proxima B was the closet habitable planet which is 4.2 or so light gears away

  • Salman Shahid
    Salman Shahid 9 months ago

    Looks like TRAPPIST_1 needs some freedom and democracy.

  • Wayne Vu
    Wayne Vu 9 months ago

    Misinform a bit, the faster we go the slower the time pass; if astronaut can travel at speed of light, then no time will pass for the astronaut; hence, no need to carry ton of food or water.

  • The one and only Hyena
    The one and only Hyena 9 months ago

    Cryogenic sleep....