TRAPPIST-1

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

Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water…

5 years ago

What is the Radial Velocity Method?

The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet's "wobble" to determine the presence of one…

5 years ago

Astronomers Find Another Solar System with 8 Planets. Uh, Pluto, About that Deplaneting…

A research team recently applied a Google "neural net" to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system…

5 years ago

New Study Claims that TRAPPIST-1 Could Also Have Gas Giants

A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by…

5 years ago

Hubble Spots First Indications of Water on TRAPPIST-1s Planets

A new study by an international team of astronomers indicates that the outermost planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system could still…

5 years ago

Scientists Discover TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

A new study by a pair of astronomers has revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 system is up to twice as old…

5 years ago

Even Though Red Dwarfs Have Long Lasting Habitable Zones, They’d be Brutal to Life

Two new studies from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have thrown some cold water on the notion that planets…

6 years ago

We Have More Details on the Outermost Trappist-1 Planet!

A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet.

6 years ago

Here’s How We Can Detect Plants on Extrasolar Planets

In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to…

6 years ago