Artist’s impression of L 98-59d

This artist’s impression shows L 98-59d, the third planet in the L 98-59 planetary system, which is 35 light-years away from Earth. The system contains four confirmed rocky planets with a potential fifth furthest from the star.

Using the Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanets and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) instrument on ESO’s VLT, astronomers have discovered that up to 30% of L 98-59d’s mass could be water, making it an ocean world.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:5 August 2021, 14:00
Related releases:eso2112
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:L 98-59
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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