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Size Comparison of the Gliese 581 Planetary System (original version)

posted Oct 9, 2010, 8:40 PM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Oct 9, 2010, 8:43 PM ]
Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star located 20.3 light years from Earth in the constellation Libra. It has a mass of one third of the Sun and at least six planets. The fourth planet from the star, Gliese 581g, is the first Earth-like planet detected around a star. This image shows Gliese 581g without clouds and with a more terrestrial type surface.