Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1629a
Típus:Artwork
Közzététel napja:2016. augusztus 24. 19.00
Related releases:eso1629
Size:8000 x 5196 px

About the Object

Név:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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