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032: TRAPPIST-1 and Exoplanets with Michael Gillon

from  The Show About Science

Aug 1, 2017

 

About 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth is a system of seven planets relatively close to the constellation Aquarius. Located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. This particular exoplanet system, called TRAPPIST-1, was recently discover by Michael Gillon and his team. Michael chats with Nate about his team’s discovery and whether or not life could exist on these planets. Our theme music was composed by Jeff and Theresa Brooks.

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