TRAPPIST-1 Scale Model

TRAPPIST-1 Scale Model

On February 22, 2017, NASA announced the discovery of the largest batch of Earth-sized, habitable-zone planets around a single star – TRAPPIST-1A. Further data about these planets was released on February 5, 2018. These materials may be used to create a scale model of the TRAPPIST-1 system in a small space. This model can be used as a pop-up exhibit to share the breaking news with a wide audience at museums, libraries, and other informal education spaces. The materials can also be used to support a number of hands-on activities, and can be used in conjunction with the Scale Model of Sun and Earth activity found at http://nasawavelength.org/resource/nw-000-000-003-142/.

These instructions allow you to accurately set up a scale model of the TRAPPIST-1 system in several ways depending on how much space you have available and to compare it to a scale model of our own solar system. 

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TRAPPIST-1 Scale Model

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