New Planets Are a Google Doodle

The news that NASA discovered an exoplanet system some 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth—three of which are in the habitable (or Goldilocks) zone—was a big deal yesterday. Never a company to be too late to the party, Google created a very cute Doodle celebrating the seven planets. With Earth, our moon and each of the “new” planets having their own, sweet personality, it’s a playful animation that reminds even the most jaded among us that a discovery like this is ultimately exciting, sparking endless curiosity.