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.

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ESO

Über das Bild

ID:eso0232b
Typ:Aufsuchkarte
Veröffentlichungsdatum:29. November 2002
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso0232
Größe:800 x 956 px

Über das Objekt

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

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