Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

This artist’s impression video shows a view of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image between Proxima and the planet. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:eso1629b
Release date:24 August 2016, 19:00
Related releases:eso1629
Related announcements:ann16056
Duration:32 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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

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