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Friday, April 28, 2017
Announcement: Univ of Hawaii, Astronomy Presents: "Seven Seas for Seven Brothers"
Friday, April 28th at 9:30 PM PDT
Institute for Astronomy - U. Hawaii Astronomy Amphitheater:
And on the web: http://tinyurl.com/ifamaui
Trappist-1, a red dwarf star 40 light years from us, was known to host three planets. Last year, four more were discovered, making a total of seven planets for this little star. All seven are possibly habitable with water oceans. This sci-fi-like system, so different from ours, suggests an exotic yet pleasant place for people to live ... but is it?
Alliance, Chaminade University (49, 205, 4002)
By Dr Mark Willman