Winter is coming—to some places quicker than others. To mark the season, we found the planet’s most frigid destinations. Have a look at these 12 record-breaking shiver-inducers, best viewed with a warm blanket and a hot toddy.
This Week's Big New Exoplanet Discovery Is Becoming Science Nerd Fanfic
On Wednesday, Earthlings were shocked—and certainly relieved—to finally get a push notification about planetary discovery, not political corruption. News broke that an international team of scientists had spied seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Three of those planets are located in the habitable zone, where liquid water might form. NASA, the unofficial planetary hype train conductor, along with researchers behind the discovery, are doing everything in their power…
TRAPPIST-1 system compared to the Jovian moon system. The distance at which the planets orbit Trappist-1 is comparable to the distance of Jupiter to its moons. All the planets are believed to be rocky, and are all believed to be around the size of Earth, give or take 10 to 20 percent.