TRAPPIST-1 facts for kids & students. The discovery of seven new planets could take us one step further towards finding out whether or not we're alone in the universe!
TRAPPIST-1 Facts: Introduction
In early 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized rocky planets in orbit around a star that – in astronomical terms – isn’t very far away.
The planetary system was found by a robotic telescope, and further discoveries were made by a telescope in outer space.
As if that didn’t already sound too much like science fiction rather than 'science fact', NASA confirmed that three or more of the planets could potentially hold liquid water – one of the key ingredients for life!
On this page, you’ll discover facts about the star known as TRAPPIST-1, and the planets in orbit around it.