Artist's impression of an exoplanet orbiting a star in the cluster Messier 67

This artist's impression shows one of the three newly discovered planets in the star cluster Messier 67. In this cluster the stars are all about the same age and composition as the Sun. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study how many planets form in such a crowded environment. Very few planets in clusters are known and this one has the additional distinction of orbiting a solar twin — a star that is almost identical to the Sun in all respects.

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ESO/L. Calçada

O slici

Id:eso1402a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:15. januar 2014. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1402
Veličina:3985 x 2491 px

O objektu

Naziv:Messier 67
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Udaljenost:2500 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Star Clusters

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