Artist’s impression of the surface of a super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s Star

The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth and orbits the fastest moving star in the night sky.

This image shows an artist’s impression of the planet’s surface.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1837a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Nën 14, 2018, 19:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1837
Përmasat:4500 x 2531 px

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Emri:Barnard's Star b
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategori:Exoplanets

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