Kepler Pitches In On Trappist-1 Planet Study

Credit: This illustration shows the seven Trappist-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incredibly powerful telescope: NASA/JPL-Caltech
HOUSTON—NASA’s Kepler planet-finding mission has archived for the science community new raw data from a sustained and just-concluded observing campaign of the star Trappist-1. On Feb. 22, astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer space telescope in concert with ground-based observatories caused a public as...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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