The star GJ1214

GJ1214 is a star five times smaller than our Sun and three hundred times less bright. Located only 40 light-years away from us, it is found to be surrounded by a super-Earth planet whose interior is likely mostly made of water ice. The planet appears to be rather hot and surrounded by a thick atmosphere, which makes it inhospitable for life as we know it on Earth.

This image is based on data obtained through 2 different filters (blue and red), which were taken 7 years apart. Because the star is very close to the Earth, it has a large apparent motion on the sky, and so has moved in between the 7 years. This is why the star appears as a double coloured object in this image.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0950b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 16, 2009, 19:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0950
Përmasat:9816 x 10685 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:GJ1214
Tipi:Milky Way : Star
Distanca:40 vite dritë
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Kategori:Stars

Formate Fotografish

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):17 15 18.98
Position (Dec):4° 57' 49.69"
Field of view:164.72 x 179.31 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.4° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2