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TRAPPIST-1: An Abundance of Water?

27 Mar 2018, 14:21 UTC
TRAPPIST-1: An Abundance of Water? ESO/M. Kornmesser

Too much water helps planetary habitability not one bit. And while we find the availability of surface water a useful way of describing a potentially habitable world, we’re learning that some planets may have water in such abundance that life may never have the chance to emerge. It would be a shame if the numerous worlds orbiting TRAPPIST-1 fell into this scenario, but a multidisciplinary team from Arizona State University is making a strong case for the prospect.

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