TRAPPIST-1

TRAPPIST-1 Has Flares. What Does This Mean for its Planets?

Using spectra obtained by Webb, an international team examined three TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets during a series of flares.

2 months ago

Can JWST Tell the Difference Between an Exo-Earth and an Exo-Venus?

As of this month, astronomers have discovered 5,506 exoplanets orbiting other stars. That number is growing daily, and astronomers are…

2 months ago

The Suspense is Killing Us. The Next Planet in the TRAPPIST System Gets the JWST Treatment

The TRAPPIST-1 system is easily the most exciting collection of exoplanets ever discovered by astronomers. The system contains seven rocky…

6 months ago

Finally, JWST's Data on the First TRAPPIST-1 Planet. Survey Says? It Sucks

With the James Webb Space Telescope‚Äôs ability to detect and study the atmospheres of distant planets orbiting other stars, exoplanet…

8 months ago

Planetary Interiors in TRAPPIST-1 System Could be Affected by Stellar Flares

In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of researchers led by the University of…

11 months ago

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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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.

4 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…

4 years ago