Zoom in on the star GJ1214
This zoom sequence starts with a view of the spectacular central region of the Milky Way. As we close in we see a faint and unremarkable star at the centre of the picture — the red dwarf star GJ 1214. This star is orbited by a super-Earth exoplanet with a mass of about six times that of the Earth. This hot planet is surrounded by a thick atmosphere.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESO/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")
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About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|
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