Closest temperate exoplanet discovered orbiting star close to the Sun

Imagem artística do exoplaneta Ross 128 b, com a sua estrela, uma anã vermelha pouco ativa no topo.

Imagem artística do exoplaneta Ross 128 b, com a sua estrela, uma anã vermelha pouco ativa no topo.

Ross 128 b is the closest Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a quiet red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially harbor life. It was detected with the HARPS spectrograph, with the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.

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