Zoom in on the star CoRoT-7

The star CoRoT-7 is located towards the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn) at a distance of about 500 light-years. Slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun, CoRoT-7 is also thought to be younger, with an age about 1.5 billion years. It is now known to have two planets, one of them being the first to be found with a density similar to that of Earth.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey/A. Fujii

About the Video

Release date:16 September 2009
Related releases:eso0933
Duration:56 s

About the Object

Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System



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