Video of Panel discussion of exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1 + Travel poster

Here is a video of the NASA panel discussion of the findings by an international team of the TRAPPIST-1 star system with 7 earth sized exoplanets (see earlier posting here).

The briefing participants included:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium
  • Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC, Pasadena, California
  • Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
  • Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Here is NASA’s announcement of the discovery: NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery

Check out the cool travel poster for TRAPPIST-1: