Artist’s impression of Proxima d (close-up)

This artist’s impression shows a close-up view of Proxima d, a planet candidate recently found orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The planet is believed to be rocky and to have a mass about a quarter that of Earth. Two other planets known to orbit Proxima Centauri are visible in the image too: Proxima b, a planet with about the same mass as Earth that orbits the star every 11 days and is within the habitable zone, and candidate Proxima c, which is on a longer five-year orbit around the star.


ESO/L. Calçada

Om bilden

Publiceringsdatum:10 februari 2022 14:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso2202
Storlek:5000 x 3125 px

Om objektet

Namn:Proxima Centauri, Proxima d
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System


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