Location of Nearest Rocky Exoplanet Known

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spitzer_ssc2015-02c July 30th, 2015

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DSS

This sky map shows the location of the star HD 219134 (circle), host to the nearest confirmed rocky planet found to date outside of our solar system. The star lies just off the "W" shape of the constellation Cassiopeia and can be seen with the naked eye in dark skies. It actually has multiple planets, none of which are habitable.

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/6086-ssc2015-02c-Location-of-Nearest-Rocky-Exoplanet-Known

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HD 219134 b Cassiopeia
Subject - Milky Way
Planet » Type » Terrestrial
Planet » Special Cases » Transiting
Sky Phenomenon » Night Sky » Constellation

Distance

Universescale1
21 light years
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ID
ssc2015-02c
Subject Category
B.1.1.1   B.1.3.1   E.7.1.1  
Subject Name
HD 219134 b, Cassiopeia
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/DSS
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
ssc2015-02c.tif
Metadata Date
2015-07-30
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
21 light years