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GJ 1132 b

(Gliese 1132 b)
(Earth-like extrasolar planet discovered in 2015)

GJ 1132 b (Gliese 1132 b) is an extra-solar planet orbiting star GJ 1132 (Gliese 1132), 12 parsecs from Earth, and somewhat close to Earth-size (an exoearth), i.e., 1.6 Earth-masses and 1.2 Earth radius. It is a transiting planet discovered by the MEarth Project in 2015. It is of interest for being sufficiently close to observe, and though not in the habitable zone, still cool enough (410 K) to retain an atmosphere, which can be investigated using transmission spectroscopy. Characteristics:


(exoplanet,transit method,MEarth,exoearth)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJ_1132_b
http://exoplanet.eu/catalog/gj_1132_b/
https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exoplanet-catalog/7106/gj-1132-b/
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~012pc39lyGJ 1132 b
Coordinates:GJ 1132 b
J101451.1-470912

Referenced by pages:
equilibrium temperature (Teq)
Gliese-Jahreiss Catalog (GJ)
Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars (Gl)

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