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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ID:eso1047b
Typ:Illustration
Publiceringsdatum:1 december 2010 19:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1047
Storlek:3445 x 2584 px

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Namn:GJ1214b
Typ:Milky Way : Planet
Avstånd:40 ljusår
Kategori:Illustrations

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