Light curves of the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they transit

This diagram shows how the light of the dim red ultra cool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 fades as each of its seven known planets passes in front of it and blocks some of its light. The larger planets create deeper dips and the more distance ones have longer lasting transits as they are orbiting more slowly. These data were obtained from observations made with the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/M. Gillon et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1706h
Type:Chart
Release date:22 February 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1706
Size:3049 x 2880 px

About the Object

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