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TRAPPIST-1

(2MASS J23062928-0502285)
(red dwarf with exoplanets within the habitable zone)

TRAPPIST-1 (2MASS J23062928-0502285) is a nearby red dwarf with seven known orbiting extra-solar planets, ranging from about 1/3 Earth mass to just above Earth mass, with possibly as many as six of them within the star's presumed habitable zone, which has encouraged much interest. They were discovered by a TRAPPIST telescope, which explains its designation. Stellar characteristics:


(star,exoplanets,red dwarf)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRAPPIST-1
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6294-ssc2017-01h-The-TRAPPIST-1-Habitable-Zone
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~012.4pc40.5lyTRAPPIST-1
Coordinates:TRAPPIST-1
J230629.283-050228.59

Referenced by pages:
M-type star (M)
M dwarf
red dwarf
TRAPPIST
ultracool dwarf

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