Trappist-1e - NASA Visions of the Future

Trappist-1e is just one of seven planets together in close orbit around their star.

Approximately 40 light-years from Earth, the planet Trappist-1e offers a heart-stopping view. The brilliant objects in its red sky, looming like larger and smaller versions of our own moon are not moons at all. They are Earth-sized planets in a spectacular planetary system outside our own. These seven rocky worlds huddle close around their small, dim, red star. Any of them may harbor liquid water, but the fourth planet from the Trappist-1 star, is in the habitable zone. This system was revealed by the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and are also excellent targets for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

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A creative team of visual strategists at JPL, known as "The Studio," created this image as part of the "Visions of the Future." poster series.

Image Credits: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

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