ESOcast 137 Light - Temperate Planet Orbiting Quiet Red Dwarf (Ross 128b) - HD
ESOcast 137 Light - Temperate Planet Orbiting Quiet Red Dwarf (Ross 128b) - HD
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A temperate planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from Earth by a team using ESO’s unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and 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 the planet's atmosphere.

This short video explains the discovery and its significance.

Credit/Courtesy: ESO

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Views: 200
Uploaded: 6 months ago
Duration: 01:28
0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Videos: 933
Subscribers: 51
Description
A temperate planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from Earth by a team using ESO’s unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and 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 the planet's atmosphere.

This short video explains the discovery and its significance.

Credit/Courtesy: ESO