Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey
The star CoRoT-7 is located towards the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn) at a distance of about 500 light-years. Slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun, CoRoT-7 is also thought to be younger, with an age about 1.5 billion years. It is now known to have two planets, one of them being the first to be found with a density similar to that of Earth. CoRoT-7 is in the centre of the image.
Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0933b/
Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany
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|Digitized Sky Survey 2 (N/A)||Optical (B)||445.0 nm|
|Digitized Sky Survey 2 (N/A)||Optical (R)||658.0 nm|
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