NASA James Webb on Knowing whether the news is R
NASA astrobiologist Shawn Domagal-Goldman called the topic of whether the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets have atmospheres "the most critical" for a decade.
Despite decades of searching for radio transmissions and exoplanets, scientists have never uncovered proof of life elsewhere
The TRAPPIST-1 star system has at least seven exoplanets circling a dwarf star 40 lightyears from Earth. It is regarded the top possibility for possibly habitable world
The planets are stony and potentially temperate, but it's hard to tell whether they have atmospheres with current technology.
Before NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was launched in December. Webb has already acquired the deepest infrared image of the entire universe
Webb will catch TRAPPIST-1's light as it travels through the exoplanets' atmospheres. Webb will catch TRAPPIST-1's light as it travels through the exoplanets' atmospheres.