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Zoom in on the star GJ1214

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This zoom sequence starts with a view of the spectacular central region of the Milky Way. As we close in we see a faint and unremarkable star at the centre of the picture — the red dwarf star GJ 1214. This star is orbited by a super-Earth exoplanet with a mass of about six times that of the Earth. This hot planet is surrounded by a thick atmosphere.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESO/S. Brunier. Music: John Dyson (from the album "Darklight")

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About the Video

Id:eso0950c
Release date:16 December 2009, 19:00
Related releases:eso1047, eso0950
Duration:41s

About the Object

Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Stars

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