Measuring the Masses and Diameters of the TRAPPIST-1 Planets

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spitzer_ssc2021-02a January 28th, 2021

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Measuring the mass and diameter of a planet reveals its density, which can give scientists clues about its composition. Scientists now know the density of the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets with a higher precision than any other planets in the universe, other than those in our own solar system

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6852-ssc2021-02a-Measuring-the-Masses-and-Diameters-of-the-TRAPPIST-1-Planets

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
TRAPPIST-1
Subject - Milky Way
Planet > Type > Terrestrial
Star > Spectral Type > M

Distance

Universescale1
40 light years
Spitzer_ssc2021-02a_1280
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ID
ssc2021-02a
Subject Category
B.1.1.1   B.3.3.7  
Subject Name
TRAPPIST-1
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
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Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
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Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
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Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2021-02a.tif
Metadata Date
2021-01-27
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
40 light years