According to a post shared by NASA, the James Webb Space Telescope will look for signs of the atmosphere around these planets. Its purpose is to know how useful they can be for life.
The TRAPPIST-1 system shows seven planets around their star. Through an illustration, NASA has shown all the seven planets of this system. In this, they are depicted on the basis of the distance of the planets from the stars.
According to NASA’s website, the news of the TRAPPIST-1 system was first revealed on 22 February 2017. Even five years after its discovery, the system remains an enigma. According to NASA, they have some information about this planetary system. It is located at a distance of 41 light years from Earth. Studies suggest that the planets of TRAPPIST-1 are rocky and may be twice as old as our solar system.
According to NASA, the ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ is a ‘game-changer’. It is the largest telescope launched into space, which will look for atmospheric signs of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists are trying to focus on that area of the system, which is known as the Goldilocks area. It is considered the best zone in terms of life. According to NASA, the target of the telescope TRAPPIST-1 is the fourth planet orbiting the system’s star. It’s called TRAPPIST-1e. This planet is at such a distance from its star, which is necessary for life to flourish on any planet.