Proxima Centauri and its planet compared to the Solar System

This infographic compares the orbit of the planet around Proxima Centauri (Proxima b) with the same region of the Solar System. Proxima Centauri is smaller and cooler than the Sun and the planet orbits much closer to its star than Mercury. As a result it lies well within the habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on the planet’s surface.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser/G. Coleman

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1629c
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Gus 24, 2016, 19:00 CEST
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Përmasat:10000 x 6800 px

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

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