Proxima Centauri b, Artist Concept
Contributor:Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:40.2 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4650 x 3020 px | 39.4 x 25.6 cm | 15.5 x 10.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:24 August 2016
Photographer:Science History Images
This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.
Artistâ€™s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.