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 +543

    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 2 months ago

      We can do anything just believe it

    • Albert Bankston
      Albert Bankston 2 months ago

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

    • Elvia Quijano
      Elvia Quijano 5 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 5 months ago

      The Infographics Show depends

    • Hikazaya Nikushi
      Hikazaya Nikushi 6 months ago


  • Saskia Põldmaa
    Saskia Põldmaa 3 days ago

    Thanks for using kilometers at once!❤

  • John The Gamer
    John The Gamer 6 days 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 7 days 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 7 days ago

    It’s light years away

  • Steve Stevudza
    Steve Stevudza 7 days ago

    One jump with ASP Explorer

  • Rahul Gautam
    Rahul Gautam 12 days ago

    What about venus

  • Clint Lindley
    Clint Lindley 13 days 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 13 days 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 14 days 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 17 days 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 19 days ago

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

  • atom 18883
    atom 18883 19 days ago

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

  • arati chy
    arati chy 27 days ago

    Can you make a video on ISRO

  • Recon3Y3z
    Recon3Y3z 28 days ago +1

    Yung TRAPPIST-1

  • Monika Pern
    Monika Pern 29 days ago

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

  • Kibernautas
    Kibernautas Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Andrew Brault
    Andrew Brault Month ago

    They would freeze them instead of that 2:00

  • BlackTec Playz /BT
    BlackTec Playz /BT Month ago

    Now we need non aging humans

  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Werner Boden
    Werner Boden 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • gordon Wong
    gordon Wong 2 months ago


  • Thomas Abell
    Thomas Abell 2 months ago

    I completed the journey to Trappist 1 in only 12 parsecs

  • DarkTheShark
    DarkTheShark 2 months ago

    *watches video*

  • Kcsniperboy
    Kcsniperboy 2 months ago

    Paul rudd graduated from my highschools rival school

  • Destiny Elle
    Destiny Elle 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Strale KiNg
    Strale KiNg 2 months ago

    I think its better to go to proxima centarium

  • Kevin Parent
    Kevin Parent 2 months ago

    1:34 "It's reasonABLE to think"

  • Aidan C
    Aidan C 2 months ago

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

  • 1NabbinatoR
    1NabbinatoR 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago


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  • Bondy
    Bondy 3 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 3 months ago +1

    if the planet dies we’re doomed

  • John Carter
    John Carter 3 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 3 months ago

    Elon Musk

  • Data Banks
    Data Banks 4 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 4 months ago

    We will reach it at some time

  • Larpazuu Sippil
    Larpazuu Sippil 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Sreehari S
    Sreehari S 4 months ago

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

  • tomtom vicky
    tomtom vicky 4 months ago

    I miss planet Pluto

  • SWgamer009 RBX
    SWgamer009 RBX 4 months ago

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

  • ESC Niko
    ESC Niko 4 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 4 months ago

    Just call Han.

    JAMES CLEVEN 4 months ago

    Can I do the Kessle run there

  • OnceUponATime InAMovie
    OnceUponATime InAMovie 4 months ago

    We need the millenium falcon

    2YOUNG4YT 4 months ago

    Maybe breeding in space would work. lol

  • Thor Long
    Thor Long 5 months ago

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

  • AmericanMapper
    AmericanMapper 5 months ago

    Walmart’s are not that fancy 😂😂😪

  • Juanito 420
    Juanito 420 5 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

  • DriftFan HD
    DriftFan HD 5 months ago

    You didn’t mention cryosleep

  • BA 1673
    BA 1673 5 months ago

    Maybe IXS Enterprise may make it.Year : 2029

  • Skittleaddict 636
    Skittleaddict 636 5 months ago

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

  • vk45 de
    vk45 de 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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  • ExitStay
    ExitStay 5 months ago

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

  • Vireak 890
    Vireak 890 5 months ago

    EXO planet is the planet of kpop

  • nasachusetts
    nasachusetts 5 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 5 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 5 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.

  • Chrissy w
    Chrissy w 5 months ago

    Space is flat.
    Earth doesn't exist.

  • Sahid S.
    Sahid S. 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Consagrado
    Consagrado 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Salman Shahid
    Salman Shahid 6 months ago

    Looks like TRAPPIST_1 needs some freedom and democracy.

  • Wayne Vu
    Wayne Vu 6 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 6 months ago

    Cryogenic sleep....

  • KJCP
    KJCP 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

    EXO PLANETSSSSS 😂😂😂 careless, careless, shoot anonymous anonymous 😂 hi EXO-Ls!!!

  • Sykohsis
    Sykohsis 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Chris p
    Chris p 6 months ago +2

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

  • Chris p
    Chris p 6 months ago +1

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

  • Chris p
    Chris p 6 months ago +1

    mars and europa. europa has ice wich means water!

  • IYdra YT
    IYdra YT 6 months ago

    Yes we can see trappist 1
    You just gotta believe!

  • Brendan Smith
    Brendan Smith 6 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 6 months ago

    Flat universe

  • Space duck
    Space duck 6 months ago +1

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

  • LionRS2014
    LionRS2014 6 months ago

    Hybernation any information about this?

  • Eduwin Deleon
    Eduwin Deleon 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago

    This style of animation is named “flat”?