Angular apparent size comparison

An angular size comparison of how Proxima will appear in the sky seen from Proxima b, compared to how the Sun appears in our sky on Earth. Proxima is much smaller than the Sun, but Proxima b lies very close to its star.

Credit:

ESO/G. Coleman

About the Image

Id:eso1629k
Type:Artwork
Release date:24 August 2016, 19:00
Related releases:eso1629
Size:8005 x 6000 px

About the Object

Name:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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