Proxima Centauri - barely a real star

This is a colourful rendering of the basic Hertzsprung-Russell diagram for stars. Very-low-mass stars (also known as "M dwarfs") are faint and cool and are located to the lower right of the diagonal line (the "main sequence") on which most stars lie and which corresponds to where (and when) stars burn hydrogen into helium. The present location of the Sun is also indicated.

Kredit:

ESO

O snímku

Id:eso0232b
Typ:Mapa
Datum zveřejnění:29. listopadu 2002
Související články:eso0232
Velikost:800 x 956 px

O objektu

Jméno:Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, HR Diagram
Typ:Unspecified : Star
Kategorie:Stars

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