Other News 03/30/20: A Planet Has Been Spotted Leaking Gas!
March 30th, 2020
UNSPECIFIED: In this NASA digital illustration handout released on February 22, 2017, all seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 are shown and could fit inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system. TRAPPIST-1 also is only a fraction of the size of our sun; it isn't much larger than Jupiter. The TRAPPIST-1 system's proportions look more like Jupiter and its moons than those of our solar system. The system has been revealed through observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST telescope, for which it was named after. The seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all Earth-sized and terrestrial, according to research published in 2017 in the journal Nature. TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool dwarf star in the constellation Aquarius, and its planets orbit very close to it. (Photo digital Illustration by NASA/NASA via Getty Images)
Uranus is leaking gas! Yes! Yes! We know the inner child in you is giggling right now, but it’s actually true! We have the full story and more weird and wacky stories in today’s Other News!