View from an alien planet, artwork

View from an alien planet, artwork

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Credit: CHRIS BUTLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: View from an alien planet. Computer artwork depicting the view from a hypothetical planet near the star Castor C. Castor C is part of a multiple star system known as Castor, which includes two more stars, Castor A and B (upper right). Castor is one of the brightest stars in the night sky and the second brightest in the constellation Gemini, after its twin, Pollux. Castor A, B and C are located 52 light years from Earth. The constellations represented are correct from this vantage point.

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