Pan over the artist’s impression of CoRoT-7b

This animation pans over the artist’s impression of the system of planets around the star CoRoT-7. Starting from the further of the two planets, it then shows the Sun-like star to finish with what the closer of the two planets — the first to be found with a density similar to that of Earth — may look like: a planet covered by lava.


ESO/L. Calçada

About the Video

Release date:16 September 2009
Related releases:eso0933
Duration:26 s

About the Object

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



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