Alien planet

Alien planet

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Caption: Red dwarfs planet. Artwork of a planet orbiting a binary star system comprising a pair of red dwarf stars, seen from a nearby asteroid. The planet is gravitationally linked to the two red dwarfs, so the same face always points towards them. This has led to the development of an ice cap on the side facing away from them (white, upper left). The ice cap is illuminated by a nearby white dwarf star (to the left of the planet). Numerous sunspots and flares are seen on the surfaces of the red dwarf stars. The side of the planet facing the stars is covered in clouds, which radiate out towards the dark side. Such planetary systems may be common in our galaxy.

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Keywords: alien planet, alien planetary system, art, artwork, astronomy, binary star, cosmology, extrasolar planet, orbiting red dwarfs, planet, red dwarf, red dwarfs, science, star

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