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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #106490 by Neill
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Very exciting announcement from NASA yesterday about the Trappist 1/ 2MASS J23062928-0502285 system - 40 LY away in Aquarius. Can see why they didn't go with the other name.....

7 planets, they reckon e, f and g are in the "Goldilocks Zone of the Star". All orbit the star in 20 days or less...Mercury is 88.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #106492 by Keith g
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Really exciting, the star itself is in aquarius, I wonder what magnitude it is? I would love to just observe it and stare back wondering....

www.eso.org/public/ireland/images/eso1615d/

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5 months 3 weeks ago #106493 by Neill
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Mag +19......it is an ultra cool dwarf star!

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