Sunday, August 2, 2015

Closest Rocky Exoplanet Discovered

Hey Space Placers!

How about a rocky exoplanet located ONLY 21 light years away? What is even better is that you can see the star it orbits with your unaided eye - which I think is a first.

This is a gold mine for studying exoplanets because it is so close and it transits its star from our point of view which allows us to study it in great detail.

I am going to try to photograph Cassiopeia and get a view of the star  HD 219134.

Sky Guy in VA

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