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TRAPPIST-1 system

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

NASA's Kepler telescope reveals orbital details of TRAPPIST-1 system's outermost and least understood planet

Astronomers studying NASA's Kepler Space Telescope identified a regular pattern in the orbits of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system, confirming suspected details about the orbit of its outermost and least understood planet, TRAPPIST-1h.

May 23, 2017, 12:42 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