Physics, Space

Our place in the universe!

Where are we in the universe?  When I was younger, whenever I was tasked with addressing Christmas letters or thank yous, I would always be overly specific- house, street, town, county, country, earth… ending with The Universe! But where in the universe actually are we?   Starting off with the basics: Earth is the 3rd planet… Continue reading Our place in the universe!

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Astrobiology, Space

What would it be like to live around TRAPPIST-1a?

TRAPPIST-1 is a star system about 40 light years away from Earth! The star (TRAPPIST-1a) is an ultra cool red dwarf not much larger than Jupiter, though it is much more massive (as in, has more mass) and was discovered in 1999, but its first exoplanets were only found in 2015 by the TRAPPIST telescope!… Continue reading What would it be like to live around TRAPPIST-1a?