A fly-through of the Proxima Centauri system

This video takes the viewer from Earth to the closest star, Proxima Centauri. Here we can see the planet Proxima b, which orbits its red dwarf star every 11.2 days. This planet orbits within the habitable zone, shown in green, which means that liquid water could exist on its surface.

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PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESO. Music by Lyford Rome

About the Video

Id:eso1629f
Release date:24 August 2016, 19:00
Related releases:eso1629
Duration:02 m 06 s

About the Object

Name:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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