TRAPPIST-1

There are Seven Rocky Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System and They’re Surprisingly Similar

The TRAPPIST-1 system has long be studied by exoplanet hunters due to its unique quantity of planets that happen to…

2 years ago

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets

A new study by a team of astronomers and planetary scientists calculate that some stars could have as many as…

2 years ago

Do the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Atmospheres?

A new study takes a hard look at the TRAPPIST-1 system to determine if its seven exoplanets could have viable…

2 years ago

Astronomers Find a Six-Planet System Which Orbit in Lockstep With Each Other

Astronomers have found a star system with six exoplanets that orbit with an almost perfect 3:2 resonance.

3 years ago

How Did the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Get Their Water?

A new study by an international team of astronomers raises questions about the existence of debris belts around red dwarf…

3 years ago

Astronomers Spot Rare Brown Dwarf Pair

Sometimes, the strangest stellar finds are right in our own cosmic neighborhood. Astronomers recently made an interesting discovery while putting…

3 years ago

This is Kepler’s Final Image

Even in retirement, the Kepler space telescope is still allowing for discoveries, which include it's "last light" images and recordings.

4 years ago

One of the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Has an Iron Core

According to a new study by a team of Columbia University's Cool Worlds Lab, one of the TRAPPIST-1 planets had…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: April 4, 2018: Mathew Anderson’s “Habitable Exoplanets”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

5 years ago

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Actually Have Too Much Water to be Habitable

A new study has cast doubt on whether or not the TRAPPIST-1 system could be habitable, indicating that it has…

5 years ago