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Planets Around An Ultra-Cool Dwarf Star

I have been interested in the possibility of their being habitable regions around stars that are smaller and dimmer than the Earth. I saw an article this week on a solar system about a star, Trappist-1, that is not much larger than Jupiter and that is quite cool for a star (2550K).

My plan here is to look at some measured data for Trappist-1 and see if I can derive some of the other parameters for this star and its system. I will use information available from the Wikipedia and the Open Exoplanet Catalog. Continue reading

 
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