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Today’s Google Doodle is a cute tribute to the habitable planets of TRAPPIST-1

We're all team TRAPPIST-1.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 23, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:54 pm CDT

NASA‘s exoplanet discovery is everywhere today, inspiring speculation about the potential for alien life on the three habitable planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system.

We loved NASA’s own TRAPPIST-1 travel posters, but they’re not the only ones to get in on the action. Google also posted some exoplanet-inspired art, in the form of a cute Google Doodle animation.



For more information about this exciting new discovery, we recommend checking out NASA’s TRAPPIST-1 website, which includes videos and information about how the system was identified, and what it could mean for future research.

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2017, 8:36 am CST