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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About the Image

Id:eso0232b
Típus:Chart
Közzététel napja:2002. november 29.
Related releases:eso0232
Size:800 x 956 px

About the Object

Név:Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, HR Diagram
Típus:Unspecified : Star
Category:Stars

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