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New Research Suggests that TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Earth Like Composition

Few weeks earlier, everyone got super excited when researchers announced the discovery of seven more exoplanets which are suitable for sustaining life. Now, an astrophysicist at the University of Oklahoma has revealed that the planetary system contains several earth like planets.

The latest research has been published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters and the researcher points out that at least six of the seven planets feature earth like environments. Moreover, one of the seven planets contains 25 percent water. Talking about the latest research, Billy Quarles said in a press release, “The goal of exoplanetary astronomy is to find planets that are similar to Earth in composition and potentially habitable. For thousands of years, astronomers have sought other worlds capable of sustaining life.”9

 

This news doesn’t come as a surprise given that back in February, scientists from NASA revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 features several earth like planets which live within the habitable zone of the star system. Since then, researchers have been trying to know more about the planets by observing earth planet’s radius and synchronized orbits. With the information, researchers can calculate the density and those planets with densities similar to Earth’s have similar composition. With the new information about this planetary system coming out regularly, it’s likely that we will learn more groundbreaking facts in the coming months.

Featured Image: NASA

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