On 22 February 2017 NASA had announced at a news briefing at NASA Headquarters in Washington the most exciting discovery of the recent two years. The new results were also published on 22 February in the journal Nature.

“This is the most exciting result I have seen in the 14 years of Spitzer operations. Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope (planned launch in 2018) can follow up. More observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.”

said Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California.

Our Unified-Physics Cosmic Hierarchy reveals some of those secrets already today (read the details here below).

In 2016, TRAPPIST telescope in Chile (used by University of Liege, Belgium) found two planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star at about 40 light-years from Earth. The star was named TRAPPIST-1. Later, infrared observations by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, with the help of ground-based telescopes, discovered five more planets of the system. In contrast to our Sun, the TRAPPIST-1 star is so cool that liquid water could survive on planets orbiting very close to it, closer than is possible on planets in our Solar System. All seven of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits are closer to their host star than Mercury is to our Sun. We can compare their dimensions with those of our planetary System and those of the Jovian moons here.

Using Spitzer data, the team precisely measured the sizes of the seven planets and developed first estimates of the masses of six of them, allowing their density to be estimated. Based on their densities, all of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely to be rocky. The calculated data can be seen here.

The TRAPPIST-1 system, being just 40 light-years away from the Sun, seems to belong to the Cosmic Hierarchy of our Solar System. Therefore, we have to assume for the TRAPPIST-1 system the same properties as for our own planetary system, in our originally double-star system (of the Sun and Andrea star).
1) The TRAPPIST-1 system is a quantum system.
2) This system has its planets, thus it had to be created as (at least) a double-star system.
3) The number of the observed planets suggests that there are eight quantized orbits in the TRAPPIST-1 system; that means four of them were created around each of the original stars.
4) The planets are all of the same class of size and consistency, thus both original stars should be also of the same size and stellar type.
5) The second original star has to be damaged (like our Andrea star), probably 3507 million years ago, therefore the remaining planets are all orbiting today the remaining star of the system; the eighth original planet has been probably damaged too in the same cosmic event.
6) The cosmic quantum number cqn of our Cosmic Hierarchy (of 1.36628) is also applicable to the new system, as shown in the following table.

radius (AU)
period (d)
radius (AU)
period (d)
temperature (K)
b 0.011 1.51 0.011 (= bv; basis value) 1.51 (=bp; basis period) 750
c 0.015 2.42 0.0110 (= bv*cqn) 2.41 642
d 0.021 4.05 0.205 (= bv*cqn2) 3.85 549
e 0.028 6.10 0.0280 (= bv*cqn3) 6.15 470
f 0.037 9.21 0.0383 (= bv*cqn4) 9.82 402
g 0.045 12.35 0.0524 (= bv*cqn5) 15.69 375 (obs.)
344 (the.)
h ~0.06 ~20 0.0716 (= bv*cqn6) 25.05 309 (obs.)
294 (the.)
i (hypothetical) ? ? 0.0978 (= bv*cqn7) 40.00 252

7) As we see in the table, the four original proto-planets of the star TRAPPIST-1 remain today exactly on their original quantized orbits, whereas the three outermost planets, the survivors of their “mother-star” destruction, were forced to look for free orbits in the renewed system, and therefore are today shifted something closer to the new global center of mass of the entire system.
8) Almost all surface temperatures of the new planets, as calculated in the last column of the table, are too high for higher life forms. Only planet h shows suitable temperatures: 309 K (36°C), if calculated with the observed values of the orbit radius and period, or 294 K (21°C), if calculated for the theoretical orbit and period.
9) Our experience with the Solar System suggests that the TRAPPIST-1 planets f, g, and h, are the most probable candidates to have their own moons, the remnants of the damaged eighth proto-planet of the system.