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 +539

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

    • Accurate Gamer
      Accurate Gamer 24 days ago

      We can do anything just believe it

    • Albert Bankston
      Albert Bankston 29 days ago

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

    • Elvia Quijano
      Elvia Quijano 3 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

    • Carlos_A_M
      Carlos_A_M 4 months ago

      The Infographics Show depends

    • Hikazaya Nikushi
      Hikazaya Nikushi 4 months ago


  • BlackTec Playz /BT
    BlackTec Playz /BT 2 days ago

    Now we need non aging humans

  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang 3 days 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 days ago

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

  • Werner Boden
    Werner Boden 5 days 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.

  • Calon Hokage
    Calon Hokage 6 days ago

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

  • gordon Wong
    gordon Wong 8 days ago


  • Thomas Abell
    Thomas Abell 14 days ago

    I completed the journey to Trappist 1 in only 12 parsecs

  • DarkTheShark
    DarkTheShark 14 days ago

    *watches video*

  • Kcsniperboy
    Kcsniperboy 14 days ago

    Paul rudd graduated from my highschools rival school

  • Destiny Elle
    Destiny Elle 16 days 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 18 days ago

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

  • Strale KiNg
    Strale KiNg 20 days ago

    I think its better to go to proxima centarium

  • Kevin Parent
    Kevin Parent 22 days ago

    1:34 "It's reasonABLE to think"

  • Aidan C
    Aidan C Month ago

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

  • 1NabbinatoR
    1NabbinatoR Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago


  • sarthak kotnala
    sarthak kotnala 2 months ago


  • Bondy
    Bondy 2 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 2 months ago +1

    if the planet dies we’re doomed

  • John Carter
    John Carter 2 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 2 months ago

    Elon Musk

  • Data Banks
    Data Banks 2 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 2 months ago

    We will reach it at some time

  • Larpazuu Sippil
    Larpazuu Sippil 2 months ago

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

  • IanBrian YT
    IanBrian YT 2 months ago

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

  • Sreehari Sreedev
    Sreehari Sreedev 2 months ago

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

  • tomtom vicky
    tomtom vicky 2 months ago

    I miss planet Pluto

    CHOCOLATE BANANA 2 months ago

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

  • ESC Niko
    ESC Niko 2 months ago

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

  • The Kool Aid Man
    The Kool Aid Man 2 months ago

    Just call Han.

    JAMES CLEVEN 2 months ago

    Can I do the Kessle run there

  • OnceUponATime InAMovie
    OnceUponATime InAMovie 3 months ago

    We need the millenium falcon

    2YOUNG4YT 3 months ago

    Maybe breeding in space would work. lol

  • Thor Long
    Thor Long 3 months ago

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

  • AmericanMapper
    AmericanMapper 3 months ago

    Walmart’s are not that fancy 😂😂😪

  • Juanito 420
    Juanito 420 3 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

  • BarryBoy Gaming
    BarryBoy Gaming 3 months ago

    You didn’t mention cryosleep

  • BA 1673
    BA 1673 3 months ago

    Maybe IXS Enterprise may make it.Year : 2029

  • Skittleaddict 636
    Skittleaddict 636 3 months ago

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

  • vk45 de
    vk45 de 3 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.

  • electrix music
    electrix music 3 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 3 months ago

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  • ExitStay
    ExitStay 3 months ago

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

  • Vireak 890
    Vireak 890 3 months ago

    EXO planet is the planet of kpop

  • nasachusetts
    nasachusetts 3 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 3 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 4 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.

  • Christian Nicole101
    Christian Nicole101 4 months ago

    Space is flat.
    Earth doesn't exist.

  • Sahid S.
    Sahid S. 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Consagrado
    Consagrado 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Erum Iram
    Erum Iram 4 months ago

    we can't reach trapist1

  • Salman Shahid
    Salman Shahid 4 months ago

    Looks like TRAPPIST_1 needs some freedom and democracy.

  • Wayne Vu
    Wayne Vu 4 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 4 months ago

    Cryogenic sleep....

  • KJCP
    KJCP 4 months ago

    How about screw all the pie in the sky and fix this goddamn Planet first!

  • The_Blood_Dragon_Gamer
    The_Blood_Dragon_Gamer 4 months ago

    But we may able to see the colonization of mars in our lifetime thanks to Elon

  • The_Blood_Dragon_Gamer
    The_Blood_Dragon_Gamer 4 months ago

    I believe it is virtually impossible in our lifetimes to be able to see the very first man-made space craft; manned or unmanned. However, it may become possible in another a century or two. Time will tell

  • Dee Gee
    Dee Gee 4 months ago

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  • Sykohsis
    Sykohsis 4 months ago

    Why did this video not mention relativity? It wouldn't take 39 years for the people inside the ship. It would only take a few years going at light speed. Time outside the ship would pass 39 years.

  • Ligma Balls
    Ligma Balls 4 months ago

    Stasis? It would feel like u got their in seconds but really everyone at home u knew would probably be dead.

  • Pecoliky
    Pecoliky 4 months ago

    Love how u drew sun with a shadow.. .. .......

  • Chris p
    Chris p 4 months ago +2

    can we just cryogenicly freeze ourselves and go into hibernation untill we get to thrapist 1?

  • Chris p
    Chris p 4 months ago +1

    what about 99.99% the speed of light? not fully 100%

  • Chris p
    Chris p 4 months ago +1

    mars and europa. europa has ice wich means water!

  • IYdra YT
    IYdra YT 4 months ago

    Yes we can see trappist 1
    You just gotta believe!

  • Brendan Smith
    Brendan Smith 5 months ago

    Actually the fastest man-made object was a 8 ton cover hatch that was shot up at 180,000 mph. It was launched by an underground a bomb test in the 1950s.

  • Luke Knighton
    Luke Knighton 5 months ago

    Flat universe

  • Space duck
    Space duck 5 months ago +1

    If only we could travel at at least half the speed of light...

  • LionRS2014
    LionRS2014 5 months ago

    Hybernation any information about this?

  • Eduwin Deleon
    Eduwin Deleon 5 months ago

    You don't need 3 meals per day. Our ancestors would eat whenever they were hungry. When they did eat they would have to eat calorie dense foods with essential fatty and amino acids like fish and meat. It would be better to eat one big meal per day and that would mean MORE WATER!

  • Alexander Colon
    Alexander Colon 5 months ago

    At the acceleration rate of 3g’s (a quite strenuous amount to endure for any prolonged duration), the rate the shuttles were meant to take off at, it would take
    299,792,458 m/s / (9.8x3)m/s2 = 10,197,022.4 seconds or nearly *4 months* to accelerate to the speed of light. We have our bodies as limitations to travel too. Without serious augmentations, we’d need to factor in many days of speeding up and slowing down.

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburger 5 months ago

    If you could utilise the laser power that pushes the objects at 20% the speed of light could it be possible to use that same technique on a space shuttle?

  • Kevin C.B
    Kevin C.B 5 months ago

    This style of animation is named “flat”?

  • Cyrus Jamito
    Cyrus Jamito 5 months ago

    If we hybernate in our travel no died

  • Monokuma Pro
    Monokuma Pro 5 months ago

    I have an idea. We could first get to a nearer planet and colonize it, then reach Trappist1 or we could make aliens get us there :D

  • Evanito Cancel
    Evanito Cancel 5 months ago

    The only possible way I’d say to successfully arrive to the Trappist-1 system would be warp technology. Hear me out, though it sounds science fictional it’s not entirely impossible. Think about it, last year we witnessed two neutron stars, energies with incomprehensible densities that were enough to disrupt and/or distort space time. I don’t think we should focus on speed I think we should focus on the possibilities of space travel with gravity. I had this idea where we could recreate that gravitational wave to essentially warp the space time around the spacecraft, while an exotic type of energy would be required it’s just an idea. Not to mention the big problems like safety and time dilation. It’s still way ahead of our current understanding but if enough of us came together to break down this puzzle and solve it, we can travel to any star system in our local group. Just gotta stop being so divided.

  • Jeffrey Survives
    Jeffrey Survives 5 months ago

    Beam me, Scotty, quickly before the nuclear war will blow up the world and destroy the human civilization!

  • Medea's Biggest Fan
    Medea's Biggest Fan 5 months ago

    If you travelled at the speed of light, you wouldn’t experience any time during your journey.

  • Medea's Biggest Fan
    Medea's Biggest Fan 5 months ago

    If you travelled at the speed of light, you wouldn’t experience any time during your journey.

  • Medea's Biggest Fan
    Medea's Biggest Fan 5 months ago

    If you travelled at the speed of light, you wouldn’t experience any time during your journey.

  • Medea's Biggest Fan
    Medea's Biggest Fan 5 months ago

    If you travelled at the speed of light, you wouldn’t experience any time during your journey.

  • Dab Cat ROBLOX
    Dab Cat ROBLOX 5 months ago

    He forgot about the space Capel Nasa is building that goes the speed of light...

  • Diego Tobar
    Diego Tobar 5 months ago

    The humans traveling at the speed of light would not feel 39 years in space, just for humans here on earth. Time is relative.

  • Sean Durham
    Sean Durham 5 months ago

    Very enjoyable! The new Mass Effect was terrible. We should send EA on a trip to a new planet.

  • Ace Of Spades MK
    Ace Of Spades MK 5 months ago

    Is it possible to make like a ship the size of a star destroyer from star wars and use that ship to put all that food and water?

  • VxInferno
    VxInferno 5 months ago

    Heh explore space in the new mass effect that’s a good joke

  • kunal Dhanak
    kunal Dhanak 5 months ago

    Mass Is good option

  • Acewing1
    Acewing1 5 months ago

    You had me going when you talked about the new Mass Effect... If only they had known...

  • Shing Yan Man
    Shing Yan Man 5 months ago

    lol, u forgot time dilation

  • blair cook03
    blair cook03 5 months ago +1

    they should do it like a relay race where every so often there is an unmanned craft full of food and water and most importantly fuel to get them there but this is only possible with a fast enough that u r not going to be dead when you get there

  • ikstinknaarification
    ikstinknaarification 5 months ago

    Someone traveling at the speed of light does not experience time, it would pass in an instant. They wouldnt need that much food.