April 4 (UPI) -- To much fanfare, NASA scientists announced the discovery of seven potentially habitable exoplanets surrounding a nearby red dwarf in February. However, new analysis of TRAPPIST-1 suggests the star system hosts frequent stellar flares. Scientists suggest the flares could negate the possibility of life.
TRAPPIST-1 is located 127 light-years away from Earth. It is a cool red dwarf, or M-dwarf. According to the latest observations from the Kepler space telescope's K2 mission, the star consistently hosts energetic stellar flares.