NASA's Kepler Telescope has released raw data on many earth size planets evolving around the star TRAPPIST-1. The discovery of these planets around the TRAPPIST-1 was hardly a month back, when the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed seven planets orbiting the ultra cool dwarf star.
The observations made by the Kepler Telescope will provide deeper details about the gravitational interaction among the planets. There are possibilities that it could reveal even more planets around the star as per Space.
The recently released data and its processed version will provide a balancing sight of these planets, Scientist will be able to determine if some of these planets orbit in the star's habitable zone. Kepler has been examining the TRAPPIST-1 from December 15, 2016 to March 4, 2017 as part of its K2 Mission.
Scientists are trying to understand everything they can about these earth size worlds, the experts are thrilled as this will allow the public to witness the process of discovery. Apparently the star darkens when while planets pass across it, and this hints that there are at least six planets visible in the data.
When the K2 observation plan was established, none of the planets were known in the TRAPPIST-1 and the star system was not included on the list for investigation. The observing campaign during December to March was when the discovery of the first planets was announced orbiting the TRAPIST - 1.
Looking back at Kepler's history and K2 missions, it has been responsible for more than 2,400 exo-planet discoveries. The space telescope is known for its extremely precise measurements, NASA is working on the James Webb Space Telescope and this will provide scientists with a detailed view of planets. The JWS telescope will have the potential to analyze the light passing from the star through the planets and it will also help to determine atmospheres and their composition.