Travelling from Earth to TRAPPIST-1

An animated journey from Earth to the TRAPPIST-1 system, passing the Moon on the way. The stars in the animation are accurately positioned, and the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Carrier), in which the system is located, appears to change as we fly through our nearby Universe. The tiny ultracool dwarf TRAPPIST-1 is so dim that it is invisible until we get quite close, when its seven orbiting planets can also be seen.

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.


ESO/L. Calçada/

About the Video

Release date:22 February 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1706
Duration:44 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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

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