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.

Autorska prava:

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

O slici

Id:eso1241a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:16. oktobar 2012. 23:50
Povezana saopštenja:eso1241
Veličina:4000 x 2500 px

O objektu

Naziv:Alpha Centauri, Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategorija:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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