The planetary system around Gliese 667C

This diagram shows the system of planets around the star Gliese 667C. A record-breaking three planets in this system are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life. This is the first system found with a fully packed habitable zone.

The relative approximate sizes of the planets and the parent star are shown to scale, but not their relative separations.

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ESO

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Id:eso1328b
Type:Artwork
Release date:25 June 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1328
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About the Object

Name:Gliese 667C
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Category:Illustrations

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