View from above the surface of TRAPPIST-1b

The view from the surface of TRAPPIST-1b, the closest planet in the system to the central red dwarf star. This artist’s impression depicts a rocky, cratered landscape aglow with the light of its dim host star. Three other planets are visible in the sky: TRAPPIST-1f, d, and c in order from left to right.

The artist’s impression in this video is based on the known physical parameters for the planets and stars seen, and uses a vast database of objects in the Universe.


ESO/L. Calçada/

About the Video

Release date:22 February 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1706
Duration:15 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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