The star GJ1214

GJ1214 is a star five times smaller than our Sun and three hundred times less bright. Located only 40 light-years away from us, it is found to be surrounded by a super-Earth planet whose interior is likely mostly made of water ice. The planet appears to be rather hot and surrounded by a thick atmosphere, which makes it inhospitable for life as we know it on Earth.

This image is based on data obtained through 2 different filters (blue and red), which were taken 7 years apart. Because the star is very close to the Earth, it has a large apparent motion on the sky, and so has moved in between the 7 years. This is why the star appears as a double coloured object in this image.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso0950b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 16, 2009, 19:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0950
Stærð:9816 x 10685 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:GJ1214
Tegund:Milky Way : Star
Fjarlægð:40 ljósár
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Flokkur:Stars

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Hnit

Position (RA):17 15 18.98
Position (Dec):4° 57' 49.69"
Field of view:164.72 x 179.31 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.4° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Sýnilegt
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2