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  1. Sep 2017
    1. The UV radiation rates emanating from the host star in the TRAPPIST-1 system are large enough to have caused the planets to have hemorrhaged large amounts of water over time. The inner planets of the system, TRAPPIST-1b and -TRAPPIST-1c, could have lost more than 20 times the amount of water contained in Earth’s oceans over the course of 8 billion years.

      Following the developments on the planets in the TRAPPIST system are so interesting. It's hard to believe that the examination of exoplanets is so recent!

  2. Mar 2017
    1. these planets are so close that some scientists think microbes could potentially hop from planet to planet and colonize the system outright.

      Not sure that is a good thing?

    1. In 1671, Giovanni Cassini gazed through a telescope at Saturn, and discovered a number of incredible wonders: the famed gap in its rings, detailed band structures in its atmosphere, and a number of moons.

      Love to read about Saturn!

  3. Feb 2017