Artist’s impression of 55 Cancri e (close-up)

This artist’s impression shows the exoplanet 55 Cancri e as close-up. Due to its proximity to its parent star, the temperatures on the surface of the planet are thought to reach about 2000 degrees Celsius.

Scientists were able to analyze the atmosphere of 55 Cancri e. It was the first time this was possible for a super-Earth exoplanet.


ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Release date:16 February 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1603
Size:10000 x 6800 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Planet

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