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GJ 1214 b

(Gliese 1214 b)
(super-Earth extrasolar planet discovered in 2009)

GJ 1214 b (Gliese 1214 b) is an extra-solar planet orbiting star GJ 1214 (Gliese 1214), 13 parsecs from Earth. It is a super-Earth, larger than Earth but smaller than gas giants. It is a transiting planet discovered by the MEarth Project in 2009. Transmission spectroscopy of its atmosphere during transits reveals no absorption lines that would suggest a water vapor atmosphere or clouds. Characteristics:


(exoplanet,transit method,MEarth,super-Earth)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJ_1214_b
http://exoplanet.eu/catalog/gj_1214_b/
https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/cgi-bin/DisplayOverview/nph-DisplayOverview?objname=GJ%201214%20b&type=CONFIRMED_PLANET
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~014.6pc47.6lyGJ 1214 b
Coordinates:GJ 1214 b
J171518.942+045749.69

Referenced by pages:
equilibrium temperature (Teq)

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