When you are an exoplanet expert and it’s the day they announce TRAPPIST-1

Feb 23, 2017

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a new exoplanet discovery: the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. You can read more straight from the Nature paper, NASA’s press release – or SSERVI AU member Jonti Horner on The Conversation, as he illuminates the discovery for all.

 

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