Animated artist’s impression of the six-exoplanet system

This artist’s animation shows the view from the planet in the TOI-178 system found orbiting furthest from the star, with the inner planets visible in the background. New research by Adrien Leleu and his colleagues with several telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope, has revealed that the system boasts six exoplanets and that all but the one closest to the star are locked in a rare rhythm as they move in their orbits. 

This animation is based on the known physical parameters for the planets and the star seen, and uses a vast database of objects in the Universe.


ESO/L. Calçada/

About the Video

Release date:25 January 2021, 16:00
Related releases:eso2102
Duration:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Type:Unspecified : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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