ModelPlan 233


Michael Whiting's


Red Dwarf Orrery


◊  A Set 10+ Model  ◊


Shows the Red Dwarf star Trappist-1 and its newly-discovered 7 planets.


Finding life beyond our Solar System is perhaps the Holy Grail of modern astronomers.  The natural starting point has been identifying stars not unlike our Sun which might have planets within their ‘Goldilocks Zones’ – regions neither too hot nor too cold to support life.


A new approach is to study Red Dwarf Stars - much smaller and cooler than our Sun, where the Goldilocks Zone will be much closer to the parent star, and orbital periods shorter, resulting in an Orrery much ‘busier’ than most.


Ref:  MP233  16 Pages  Price:  £7.60