NASA's Webb Will Seek Atmospheres around Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:40 in Astronomy & Space

The TRAPPIST-1 system of exoplanets holds exciting possibilities in the search for potentially habitable worlds. In this system an ultra-cool star is orbited by seven rocky, Earth-sized worlds, three of which are in the "Goldilocks" zone where liquid water might exist on their surfaces. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will observe those worlds to determine whether any of them have an atmosphere.

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