Artist’s impression of the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9

This artist’s impression shows the free-floating planet CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9. This is the closest such object to the Solar System. It does not orbit a star and hence does not shine by reflected light; the faint glow it emits can only be detected in infrared light. Here we see an artist’s impression of an infrared view of the object with an image of the central parts of the Milky Way from the VISTA infrared survey telescope in the background. The object appears blueish in this near-infrared view because much of the light at longer infrared wavelengths is absorbed by methane and other molecules in the planet's atmosphere. In visible light the object is so cool that it would only shine dimly with a deep red colour when seen close-up.

Autorska prava:

ESO/L. Calçada/P. Delorme/R. Saito/VVV Consortium

O slici

Id:eso1245a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:14. novembar 2012. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1245
Veličina:4000 x 2250 px

O objektu

Naziv:CFBDSIR J214947.2-040308.9
Tip:Milky Way : Planet
Udaljenost:100 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Illustrations

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