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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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