Artist’s impression of GJ 1214b in transit

This artist’s impression shows the super-Earth exoplanet GJ 1214b passing in front of its faint red parent star. This is the first super-Earth exoplanet to have had its atmosphere analysed. The exoplanet, orbiting a small star only 40 light-years away from us, has a mass about six times that of the Earth. GJ 1214b appears to be surrounded by an atmosphere that is either dominated by steam or blanketed by thick clouds or hazes.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Identificazione:eso1047b
Tipo:Illustrazione
Data di pubblicazione:Mercoledì 01 Dicembre 2010 19:00
Notizie relative:eso1047
Dimensione:3445 x 2584 px

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Nome:GJ1214b
Tipo:Milky Way : Planet
Distanza:40 Anni luce
Categoria:Illustrations

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