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

VPL Researcher, Eric Agol (University of Washington) is the lead author on a new study of the 7 planets in the TRAPPIST-1 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 VPL Co-authors on the paper include: Victoria Meadows, Rodrigo Luger, Brett Morris, Sean Raymond, and Zach Langford

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January 22, 2021
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