The location of Proxima Centauri in the southern skies

This picture combines a view of the southern skies over the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile with images of the stars Proxima Centauri (lower-right) and the double star Alpha Centauri AB (lower-left) from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Solar System and is orbited by the planet Proxima b, which was discovered using the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope.


Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO/ESA/NASA/M. Zamani

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Yayın tarihi:24 Ağustos 2016 19:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1735, eso1629
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Adı:Proxima b, Proxima Centauri
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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