Comparison of the TRAPPIST-1 system and the inner Solar System

This diagram compares the Sun and the inner Solar System with the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. The TRAPPIST-1 ultra cool dwarf star is much fainter and smaller than the Sun and the planets orbit much closer to their parent star than Mercury does in the Solar System.

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ESO/O. Furtak

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Id:eso1706i
Type:Artwork
Release date:22 February 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1706
Size:10000 x 2258 px

About the Object

Name:TRAPPIST-1
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets
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