A magazine called Astrobiology Magazine churning out stories from the past year. The Story of ‘Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope’ is number 5 in the list. Originally, the story was published on
As per the scientists, these newly found stars are the first planets ever found around such a tiny and diffuse star. With the help of the Belgian TRAPPIST telescope, the scientists observed that this dim and star cool star faded a little at regular intervals, representing that various objects were passing between the star and the Earth.
After a deep research, the researchers came to know that three planets with similar sizes to the Earth were present. An ultra chilly dwarf star has been named as TRAPPIST-1 by the scientists. This dwarf star is much cooler than the Sun and barely larger than Jupiter, stated the scientists.
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