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The Testiflora of Trappist 1.3
I'm so excited about the real, actual discovery of Trappist-1, a planet that (long shot though it is) gives us three chances to discover life in another solar system! 

Here's a plantimal from the third planet of the Trappist-1 system, the inmost one that could, theoretically, harbor water! I'm calling it "Testiflora" because...well, I mean, just look at it. It looks like something from Rick And Morty.

I keep thinking the color balance of my screen is off, but really it's that the image is done with a color of light roughly that of Trappist-1, which is, reportedly, "salmon".

Read more about its life cycle, including the really grotty parts, over here!