Artist’s impression of the newly-discovered rocky exoplanet, LHS 1140b

This planet is located in the liquid water habitable zone surrounding its host star, a small, faint red star named LHS 1140. The planet weighs about 6.6 times the mass of Earth and is shown passing in front of LHS 1140. Depicted in blue is the atmosphere the planet may have retained.

Credit:

M. Weiss/CfA

About the Image

Id:eso1712c
Type:Artwork
Release date:19 April 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1712
Size:5197 x 5100 px

About the Object

Name:LHS 1140b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets
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