A new planet outside our solar system has been recently discovered. It has been named WASP-12b. WASP stands for Wide Angle Search for Planets. The new planet is a gas giant twice as big as Jupiter. It is very close to its star, orbiting once every day.

Scientists can’t really see these planets that are so far away, even with the strongest telescopes. They guess at their existence by watching if the star is affected by the gravitational pull of something, or if the star becomes dim for a time, showing that something may be passing in front of it.

The more scientists look into space, the more they realize how unique the earth is. A very remarkable and special set of circumstances is required for people and animals to be able to live on a planet. So far, the earth is one of a kind. We can look at the earth and appreciate how special God made it! It is truly unique in the entire universe!

Psalm 24:1

The earth is the LORD’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.