Artist's impression of the Gliese 667C system

This artist’s impression shows the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking towards the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant stars in this triple system (Gliese 667A and Gliese 667B) are visible and to the left in the sky one of the other planets, the newly discovered Gliese 667Ce, can be seen as a crescent. A record-breaking three planets in this system are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life. This is the first system found with a fully packed habitable zone.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

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About the Image

Id:eso1328a
Type:Artwork
Release date:25 June 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1328
Size:3460 x 2163 px

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Name:Gliese 667C
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Stars
• X - Illustrations

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