NASA'S TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet discovery by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A treasure trove of planets found by the Spitzer telescope. Seven (7) Earth sized planets discovered orbiting the TRAPPIST-1 ultracool dwarf star.
40 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius, seven earth sized exoplanets have been discovered. This is the largest amount of exoplanets that have ever been found around a single star. The star was actually found in May 2016 and given the name TRAPPIST-1, TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope in Chile.
The TRAPPIST 1 star was detected by an infrared telescope called the Spitzer and monitored for 500 hours.
7 exoplanets were found, three of which are in the habitable zone.
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