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July 20, 2016 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-27

NASA's Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets

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About these Objects
Object Name: TRAPPIST-1, 2MASS J23062928-0502285
Object Description: Exoplanet System
Position (J2000.0): R.A.: 23h 06m 29.28s
Dec.: -05° 02' 28.59"
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 39 light-years (12 parsecs)
About the Hubble Data
Data Description:

Data were provided by the HST proposal 14500: J. de Wit (MIT), M. Gillon and A. Burdanov (University of Liège, Belgium), A. Burgasser (UCSD), L. Delrez (University of Liège, Belgium), B.-O. Demory (U. Cambridge), E. Jehin (University of Liège, Belgium), S. Lederer (NASA/Johnson Space Center), N. Lewis (STScI), P. Magain (University of Liège, Belgium), and D. Queloz and A. Triaud (U. Cambridge).

The science team also includes V. Van Grootel (University of Liège, Belgium), C. Opitom (University of Liège, Belgium), D. Sahu (Indian Institute of Astrophysics), and D. Gagliuffi (UCSD).

Instrument: WFC3/IR
Gratings: Grism: G141
Exposure Date(s): May 4, 2016
About this Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. de Wit (MIT)
Release Date: July 20, 2016