File:Artist’s impression of Proxima Centauri b shown hypothetically as an arid rocky super-earth.jpg

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English: Artist's impression of the exoplanet Proxima Centauri b shown as of a arid (but not completely water-free) rocky Super-Earth. This appearance is one of several possible outcomes of current theories regarding the development of this exoplanet, while the actual look and structure of the planet is known in no ways at this time. Proxima Centauri b is the closest exoplanet to the Sun and also the closest potentially habitable exoplanet as well. It orbits Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf with a surface temperature of 3040 K (thus hotter than light bulbs and therefore whiter, as depicted here). The Alpha Centauri binary system is shown in the background.
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This is a retouched picture, which means that it has been digitally altered from its original version. Modifications: The hue of the star was adjusted to the real color of Proxima Centauri as it would appear to a human eye, as well as matching the white areas on the planet from which it is shown to be reflected. Modifications made by Karl432. The original can be found here: ESO.


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current09:50, 27 August 2016Thumbnail for version as of 09:50, 27 August 20161,920 × 1,080 (469 KB)Karl432 (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 20:47, 26 August 2016 (UTC). Sorry, the original version is PLAIN WRONG and violates : "Must be realistically useful for an educational purpose". We are no talking about...
22:53, 26 August 2016Thumbnail for version as of 22:53, 26 August 20161,920 × 1,080 (425 KB)MarioProtIV (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 19:35, 24 August 2016 (UTC): Keep original image, it is an artist's impression, not an actual image
20:47, 26 August 2016Thumbnail for version as of 20:47, 26 August 20161,920 × 1,080 (469 KB)Karl432 (talk | contribs)The hue of the star anjusted: it must match the hue of the white objects (clouds, snow) on the planet and reflections of itself in lake surfaces. Anyway, Proxima's surface temperature 3040 K is hotter than the typical light bulb (2300-2900 K) and there...
19:35, 24 August 2016Thumbnail for version as of 19:35, 24 August 20161,920 × 1,080 (425 KB)Wattcle (talk | contribs)Batter resolution
18:48, 24 August 2016Thumbnail for version as of 18:48, 24 August 2016700 × 394 (37 KB)MarioProtIV (talk | contribs)User created page with UploadWizard

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