Animation of the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1

This animation shows all seven planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf TRAPPIST-1. The constellation of Orion (The Hunter) is visible below the star although it looks slightly different from how it appears from Earth because it is seen from a different star system.

The artist’s impression in this video is based on the known physical parameters for the planets and stars seen, and uses a vast database of objects in the Universe.


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About the Video

Release date:31 August 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1713
Duration:26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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