February 26th, 2017 by Nancy
NASA made a big announcement this week: Forty light-years away (a measly 235 trillion miles) from our planet, there are seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star called Trappist-1. Three of those planets are in the habitable-zone, which is the zone around Trappist-1 that could possibly sustain water.
What does this mean? Well, we’re not quite ready to climb into our space ships, take a nice nap in hyper-sleep, and wake up on a new planet — but it’s possible that human beings will eventually visit these exoplanets. In fact, NASA released some (fake) travel posters showing off the far-future vacation destinations, like this one:
In honor of this scientific breakthrough, here is a booklist featuring kids just like you (well, occasionally with super powers and hefty responsibilities) growing up in space. (Book descriptions from the publishers.)
Stupendous Science Fiction Standalone Novels
Splendid Series in Space
Do you have a favorite book set in space or on another planet? Leave a comment below or send in a review!
Nancy would much rather travel into space than the deep ocean, but really, she’s perfectly content right where she is now. On her couch.