TRAPPIST-1 System Compared with Mercury Orbit (Artist's Illustration)

TRAPPIST-1 System Compared with Mercury Orbit (Artist's Illustration)

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News release ID: STScI-2016-27
Release Date: Jul 20, 2016
Image Use: Copyright
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The TRAPPIST-1 system, consisting of several known Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star, would fit deep inside the orbit of the sun's innermost planet, Mercury.


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Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Planets, Stars

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)