A new study finds Trappist-1 alien worlds are COVERED with water and may have LIFE.
Alien life could be VERY likely in the Trappist-1 system as experts have found that at least three alien worlds could be covered with liquid water.
The chances of discovering alien life—specifically in the Trappist-1 system—have drastically increased as experts using the Hubble space telescope have discovered that at least THREE alien worlds in its habitable zone of the system are covered with liquid water on their surface.
Experts have concluded—after studying the star and its planets with the Hubble space telescope that four planets orbiting the Trappist-1 star, including three in the habitable zone of the star may contain ‘substantial’ amount of water on their surface.
The new study, solely based on new Hubble Space Telescope observations, has allowed scientists to assess the amount of ultraviolet radiation that reaches each planet in the nearby system.
Using an onboard imaging spectrograph from Hubble, an international team of astronomers studied the amount of ultraviolet radiation impacted by each of the Trappist-1 planets and made the necessary calculations to determine how this radiation might be influencing in the amount of water on their surface.
Experts have found that even though Trappis-1’s inner planets have lost massive amounts of liquid water over their long—billion-year-old history, equivalent to more than 20 Earth oceans—the planets located further away are believed to have escaped such fate and may have retained significant amount of water on their surface, which in turn greatly increases their chances of hosting alien life forms.
Throughout observations in the past couple of months, scientists have identified seven exoplanets in the Trappist 1 system. Three of them are located in the Goldilocks zone, where experts believe the conditions are just right for liquid water to exist on the surface.
This is the first study which clearly shows that there’s water on the Trappist-1 planets, and its a huge boost for the search for alien lifeforms.