Light curves of the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they transit
This diagram shows how the light of the dim red ultra cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 fades as each of its seven known planets passes in front of it and blocks some of its light. The larger planets create deeper dips and the more distance ones have longer lasting transits as they are orbiting more slowly. These data were obtained from observations made with the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.Credit:
ESO/M. Gillon et al.
About the Image
|Release date:||22 February 2017, 19:00|
|Size:||3049 x 2880 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|