Flying through the Ross 128 planetary system

This artist’s impression video shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b along with its red dwarf parent star. This planet, which lies only 11 light-years from Earth, was found by a team using ESO’s unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, which will be able to search for biomarkers in this planet’s atmosphere.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Yayın tarihi:15 Kasım 2017 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1736
Süre:31 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Adı:Ross 128
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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