Tidal heat fluxes dominate Trappist-1 d, one of seven extrasolar planets in the Trappist-1 system. With the highest number of exoplanets found in a single system to date, all but Trappist-1 c could have sufficiently low densities to indicate the presence of water in some form, one of the main criteria for the possibility of life.
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