News Archive / Tagged: TRAPPIST
Kepler data reveals Earth-like planet in star’s habitable zoneLaurel KornfeldApril 21st, 2020
Scientists who took a second look at data returned by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star.
TRAPPIST-1 could be twice the age of the Solar SystemLaurel KornfeldAugust 13th, 2017
The red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 and its seven known planets have been around far longer than the Solar System, according to a new study by scientists who have estimated the system's age.
Scientists use Kepler telescope data to uncover details about TRAPPIST-1 planetLaurel KornfeldMay 26th, 2017
Data collected by NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope has enabled scientists to uncover orbital information for the outermost planet of the unusual TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.
Spitzer discovers star system with seven orbiting Earth-sized planetsLaurel KornfeldFebruary 23rd, 2017
A star system, approximately 40 light-years from Earth, with seven Earth-sized planets, including three in the habitable zone, has been discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.