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|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|
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