A journey to Alpha Centauri

This video shows an imaginary journey from Earth to the Alpha Centauri system. 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. As we approach Alpha Centauri we pass 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 bright double star Alpha Centauri A and B with the Sun visible in the background. Alpha Centauri B is known to be orbited by an Earth-mass planet, the closest exoplanet to the Solar System. 

Autorska prava:

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

O video klipu

Id:eso1241a
Datum objavljivanja:16. oktobar 2012. 23:50
Povezana saopštenja:eso1241
Trajanje:01 m 10 s

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Naziv:Alpha Centauri
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategorija:Exoplanets
Stars

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