Trappist-1 an ultra-cool dwarf star about the size of Jupiter is located about 40 lightyears from us. This solar system has attracted the attention of our scientist because of the three confirmed planets in the Goldilocks zone. An orbital area around a star where we know water can exist in a liquid form. This is the zone where our own Earth lies.
This system is also interesting to us because it contains seven planets, the most recent being confirmed this month. Further, the seven planets are roughly Earth-sized and have a very stable orbit meaning the planets have been around long enough for life to develop.
The story is still unfolding but as we bring new technologies online to study this fascinating star system more questions will be asked and hopefully, we’ll get some answers too.