Artist’s impression of the planet around Alpha Centauri B

This artist’s impression shows the planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth. Alpha Centauri B is the most brilliant object in the sky and the other dazzling object is Alpha Centauri A. Our own Sun is visible to the upper right. The tiny signal of the planet was found with the HARPS spectrograph on the 3.6-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1241a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Oct 16, 2012, 23:50 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1241
Përmasat:4000 x 2500 px

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Emri:Alpha Centauri, Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategori:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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