TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285 is an ultra-cool dwarf star that is slightly larger but much more massive than the planet Jupiter, located 39.5 light-years from the Sun in the constellation Aquarius. Seven temperate terrestrial planets have been detected orbiting the star, a larger number than detected in any other planetary system.
Astronomers first discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting the dwarf star in 2015. A team led by Michaël Gillon at the University of Liège in Belgium detected the planets using transit photometry with the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. On 22 February 2017, astronomers announced four additional exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1. This work used the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope at Paranal, among others, and brought the total number of planets to seven, of which three are considered to be within its habitable zone.
The others could also be habitable as they may possess liquid water somewhere on their surface This Virtual Reality tour is our impression of what the system may actually look like, as there is no evidence yet of the composition of the atmosphere of the planets. But we do know that 3 of these planets are directly in the Goldilocks zone, (not to cold and not to hot) where liquid water could exist. So sit back and enjoy the world’s first VR visit to the Trappist 1 Solar System. Please Share, Like and Subscribe to VR 360 TV
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