Relative Sizes of the Alpha Centauri Components and other Objects (artist’s impression)

The relative sizes of a number of objects, including the three (known) members of Alpha Centauri triple system and some other stars for which the angular sizes have also been measured with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at the ESO Paranal Observatory (Chile) during the year 2002. The Sun and planet Jupiter are shown for comparison.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0307b
Type:Artwork
Release date:15 March 2003
Related releases:eso0307
Size:493 x 824 px

About the Object

Name:Stars
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Star
• Milky Way : Star
• X - Solar System
• X - Stars
• X - Illustrations

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