The location of Proxima Centauri in the southern skies

This picture combines a view of the southern skies over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Solar System and is orbited by the planet Proxima b, which was discovered using the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope.

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Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO/ESA/NASA/M. Zamani

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Id:eso1629b
Tipi:Ngjitje
Data e Publikimit:Gus 24, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1735, eso1629
Përmasat:3565 x 3779 px

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Emri:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategori:Exoplanets

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