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Author Topic: TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cold dwarf star  (Read 1862 times)

aWac9

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TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cold dwarf star
« on: February 22, 2017, 03:07:46 pm »

Extraordinary find, 7 new planets to spend our future vacations.

https://twitter.com/NASA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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Acetone

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Re: TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cold dwarf star
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 03:46:55 pm »

A system named TRAPPIST?
At least seven planets, maybe more?
One of the co-authors is Emmanuel Jehin from Université de Liège?



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(So apparently, TRAPPIST is the name of the system used to catch these planets, they gave the name to that system as a tribute : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRAPPIST. Only Belgium could name an telescope after Abbey beers  :))
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 03:53:18 pm by Acetone »
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aWac9

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Re: TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cold dwarf star
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 01:14:47 pm »

For such a long and galactic trip it seems a good idea to bring some beer boxes.
However in me, it only arouses interest and curiosity, to discover how they will be ,,, "Sexy extraterrestrials"



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Re: TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cold dwarf star
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 09:24:30 pm »

IMHO the best thing about all of this is that literally in a few hours after the conference TRAPPIST was added to SpaceEngine based on the latest scientific data. While this surely is not accurate by any means (surface features and atmospheric details, that is), it's still kinda cool to explore this world and give full freedom to our imagination and whatnot.



On this one the planets are not easily seen, but they are there.




All screenshots are in 4k, so opening them in a new tab is advisable.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 09:32:24 pm by DenisJ »
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