A fly-through of the Alpha Centauri system
This video shows a fly-through of the bright double star Alpha Centauri A and B. In the final sequence we close in on Alpha Centauri B and a newly discovered planet swims into view. This Earth-mass planet is the closest exoplanet known and the lightest ever found around a star like the Sun.Credit:
ESO./L. Calçada/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org).
About the Video
|Release date:||16 October 2012, 23:50|
|Duration:||01 m 05 s|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|