A journey to Proxima Centauri and its planet

This video shows an artist’s impression of a trip from Earth (the Pale Blue Dot) to Proxima b, a Pale Red Dot orbiting the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri. As we leave the Solar System we see the familiar constellation figures including the Southern Cross (Crux) and the bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri. We gradually close in on a faint red star, this is Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth and the faintest component of a triple star system. The final part shows the planet Proxima b, the closest exoplanet to the Solar System.


ESO./L. Calçada/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

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Yayın tarihi:24 Ağustos 2016 19:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1629
Süre:32 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Adı:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System



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