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TRAPPIST-1 planets

TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold 250 times more water than the oceans on Earth

The form that water would take on TRAPPIST-1 planets would depend on the amount of heat they receive from their star, which is a mere nine percent as massive as our Sun. 

Feb 06, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

What's new on TRAPPIST-1 system? Life forms from one planet can spread to others in just 10 years

Triggering a new research into this path-breaking finding of TRAPPIST-1 planets, researchers led by Sebastiaan Krijt, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, analysed whether life forms from one planet can seed life in other planets, owing to their closeness.

May 01, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Apr 20, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

NASA telescope to search for life on TRAPPIST-1 planets

Researchers are currently testing the James Webb Space Telescope which will be able to view these planets in the infrared, beyond the capabilities we currently have.

Mar 05, 2017, 14:00 PM IST