Nasa – NASA Q&A about the Earth-size, Habitable-zone Planets around Single Star TRAPPIST-1 (2017-02-22) #Space #videos #NASA #News




Jump to 05:50 for the Q&A session from social media and the press

Watch part 1 of this news briefing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNScXpAzAWI

“On February 22, 2017, NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-sized planets found in the habitable zone of a single star, called TRAPPIST-1. This system of seven rocky worlds–all of them with the potential for water on their surface–is an exciting discovery in the search for life on other worlds. There is the possibility that future study of this unique planetary system could reveal conditions suitable for life.”

Find out more about TRAPPIST-1 here: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/trappist1/

Extract from the Official press-release from NASA:

“NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water–key to life as we know it–under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone. […]

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. […]

This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile. […]

The new results were published Wednesday in the journal Nature, and announced at a news briefing at NASA Headquarters in Washington.”

Read full press-release here: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1419

This video is a recording of the live-stream available at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive on 2017.02.22 18:00 UTC

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Originally posted 2017-07-08 18:55:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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