Extrasolar: Stars:
GJ 1214 & Exoplanet

Summary:Star GJ 1214 and it's exoplanet.
Description:GJ 1214 (Gliese-Jahreiss 1214) is a dim M4.5 red dwarf in the constellation Ophiuchus with an apparent magnitude of 14.7. It is located at a distance of approximately 40 light years from Earth. It is about one-fifth as large as the Sun with a surface temperature estimated to be 4,900 °F (2700 °C). Its brightness is only 0.3% that of the Sun.

The estimate for the stellar radius is 15% larger than predicted by theoretical models.
In mid-December 2009, a team of Harvard-Smithsonian astronomers announced the discovery of a companion extrasolar planet, GJ 1214 b, potentially composed largely of water and having the mass and diameter of a Super-Earth.
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License:Public Domain
Added:2010-03-24 23:31
Last modified:2010-03-26 11:52
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Comments by visitors:

2012-02-25 23:09
#3 anonymous
Isn't this system already implemented in the default Celestia?
2010-03-28 14:17
#2 Keith Moseley
...but let's not knock the guy for trying. I am happy to use this add on.
2010-03-25 22:22
#1 Edasich
Well, I'd like to point out that a more complete add-on for GJ 12141 system is already available here, though named as MEarth-1. With its own texture rather a general one. home page