Nearby Stars

13 Dec
2016
Artist depiction of five habitable planets. (PHL)
29 Nov
2016
A view of Proxima Centauri acquired by the Hubble Space Telescope. (ESA/Hubble/NASA)
29 Aug
2016
This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
3 May
2016
Artist’s impression of the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 from close to one of its planets. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
19 Dec
2015
Artist conception of three planets orbiting a young red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)
17 Nov
2015
Artist conception of a red dwarf. (NASA)
16 Oct
2015
Artist depiction of Alpha Centauri Bb. (ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger)
8 Sep
2015
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows Sirius A, the brightest star in our nighttime sky, along with its faint, tiny stellar companion, Sirius B to the lower left. This image was taken 15 Oct., 2003, with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. (NASA/ESA/H. Bond & M. Barstow)
14 May
2015
Artist impression of Kapteyn b with image of Omega Centauri (PHL/UPR Arecibo)
23 Apr
2015
An artist's depiction of the planets of Kepler 42 - a near twin of Barnard's Star. (NASA/JPL)
28 Mar
2015
Artist depiction of Alpha Centauri Bb. (ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger)
9 Mar
2015
Artist depiction of GJ 581d. (Queen Mary, University of London)