Extrasolar planet Gliese 581c, artwork

Extrasolar planet Gliese 581c, artwork

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Caption: Extrasolar planet Gliese 581c. Computer artwork of Gliese 581c (upper right) and its moon. This planet is one of three that orbit the star Gliese 581 (left). Another one of the planets is seen crossing the parent star. Gliese 581c is the most Earth-like alien planet yet discovered. It lies in the star's habitable zone, a region around a star where the surface temperature of a planet is suitable for liquid water. Gliese 581 lies about 20.5 light years from Earth in the constellation Libra.

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