The 7 Rocky Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 May be Made of Similar Stuff

UWAB Professor Eric Agol (Astronomy) is the lead author on a new study of the 7 planets in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system that has provided the most precise measurements to date of the densities of these, or any other, exoplanets yet discovered!

Dr. Agol’s article has been accepted into the Planetary Science Journal and has been highlighted in a press release from NASA JPL and the UW News.

Other UWAB Co-authors on the paper include: Victoria Meadows, Rodrigo Luger (PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology, 2016) and Brett Morris (PhD In Astronomy & Astrobiology, 2019).