Zoom in on the star GJ1214 (annotated)
GJ1214 is a star five times smaller than our Sun and three hundred times less bright. Located only 40 light-years away from us, it is found to be surrounded by a super-Earth planet whose interior is likely mostly made of water ice. The planet appears to be rather hot and surrounded by a thick atmosphere, which makes it inhospitable for life as we know it on Earth.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
About the Video
|Release date:||16 December 2009, 19:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Stars|