A newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from earth contains planets which could contain liquid water

Trappist-1 is a system containing seven planets comparable to Earth. They orbit a small star called an utra-cool dwarf. The distance of the planets from the star means that liquid water could be found on their surfaces

Trappist-1

system

The solar

system

Sun

Trappist-1 star

is about the same

size as Jupiter

Mercury

1b

Venus

1c

Earth

365.2

days to

orbit sun

1d

Habitable zone

Area where liquid water could be found

1e

Planet 1f

9.21 days

to orbit

Trappist-1

Mars

1g

1h

Earth

365.2 days

to orbit sun

Sun

Mercury

Venus

Mars

Habitable zone

Area where liquid water

could be found

The solar

system

Planet 1f

9.21 days to

orbit Trappist-1

Trappist-1

system

1d

1b

1c

1e

1g

1h

Trappist-1 is

about the same

size as Jupiter