Scientists Identify The Possible Composition Of Planets In The TRAPPIST-1 System

Researchers were able to determine the composition of all seven TRAPPIST-1 planets using simulations a supercomputer performed. It was discovered that TRAPPIST-1f was the least likely to support life, while TRAPPIST-1e was the most likely.

Space June 11, 2017

Kepler Space Telescope Determines Orbital Time Of The Outermost Planet Of TRAPPIST-1 System

Astronomers at NASA were finally able to determine the orbit of the outermost TRAPPIST-1 planet, the TRAPPIST-1h. They also concluded that six of the seven planets in the system are in orbital resonance with each other.

Space May 24, 2017

Trappist-1: Could Planets In Recently Discovered Solar System Be Seeding Each Other With Life?

Consequent to the announcement of NASA that seven exoplanets have been discovered, a new study has argued that life forms on one planet can seed life in other planets by riding on space debris to reach other planets.

Space April 30, 2017

Haunted By Ghosts? Photo Shows Phantom-Like Figures Around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Ghost-like figures can be seen around an image of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA photographer Chris Gunn, who took the photo, explained what these spooky figures are.

Space March 19, 2017

Newly Discovered Planet System Trappist-1 Was Named After A Famous Beer Brand

TRAPPIST-1, with its seven Earth-like exoplanets, had been exciting all. Its name alone carries quite an appeal, as it is named after a popular beer brand in Belgium, the homeland of the scientists who discovered the planetary system.

Space March 16, 2017

Belgian Astronomers Named Newly-Found Planetary System After Their Favorite Beer

The planetary system TRAPPIST- 1 discovered by Belgium astronomers has been named after their favorite beer. Each exoplanet has received a nickname after conventional Trappist beers such as Rochefort and Westvleteren.

Space March 14, 2017

What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

Space March 2, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope To Help Reveal Potential Life On TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

The James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched next year, can help reveal the presence of alien life on the exoplanets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system. The space observatory will gather clues from the components of the planets' atmospheres.

Space February 25, 2017

TRAPPIST-1 And Its 7 Earth-Sized Planets: Videos, Images, And Everything You Need To Know

Say hello to TRAPPIST-1, a star that's a lot younger than our sun, and the seven planets revolving around it. Here's how scientists discovered them using the Spitzer telescope, and check out what life could be like on these exoplanets.

Space February 24, 2017

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