Exoplanet GJ 1214b (artist's impression)
GJ1214b, shown in this artist’s view, is a super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show that it is a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. GJ 1214b represents a new type of planet, like nothing seen in the Solar System or any other planetary system currently known.
NASA, ESA, and D. Aguilar (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
About the Image
|Release date:||21 February 2012, 15:00|
|Size:||4200 x 4200 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|