Artist’s impression of sunset on the super-Earth world Gliese 667 Cc

This artist’s impression shows a sunset seen from the super-Earth Gliese 667 Cc. The brightest star in the sky is the red dwarf Gliese 667 C, which is part of a triple star system. The other two more distant stars, Gliese 667 A and B appear in the sky also to the right. Astronomers have estimated that there are tens of billions of such rocky worlds orbiting faint red dwarf stars in the Milky Way alone.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso1214a
Type:Artwork
Release date:28 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1214
Size:3000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:Gliese 667 Cc
Type:• Milky Way : Planet
• X - Illustrations
Distance:22 light years

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