Miles O’Brien Asks NASA A Question


NASA took questions from Twitter during a recent press conference and got a question from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Chief Miles O’Brien.

The world got some exciting news from NASA last week. NASA has found the largest set of earth-size planets in the habitable zone of another star. The Trappist-1 system has seven earth-size planets, some of which lie in the goldilocks zone of the system where life could flourish. Trappist-1 is only 39 light years away from our solar system, so this is a very exciting discovery.

NASA of course held a press conference to talk about the discovery and even took questions from Twitter, and this is where things got a Star Trek twist. One of the questions asked from Twitter came from none other than Chief Miles O’Brien of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It appears that the chief is very interested in the Trappist-1 system, perhaps he and Keiko are going to retire there after he’s done at Starfleet Academy?

You can check out Chief Miles O’Brien’s question at the 26:11 mark.

Maybe Chief O’Brien was asking if the Webb Telescope could detect life in the Trappist-1 system because if it couldn’t he could always do a quick runabout survey for NASA. Chief always was willing to lend a hand, especially if it got him off that blasted Cardassian station.

NASA is also looking for help naming the planets in the Trappist-1 system.

Of course the internet came up with some ridiculous suggestions, but personally I’d go with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, and Scotty. I don’t think you can find seven names more fitting for new planets than those.

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