Where is Proxima B?
- Visualizations by:
- Alex Kekesi
- Edited by:
- LK Ward
- Scientific consulting by:
- Avi Mandell
- Produced by:
- Claire Andreoli
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This animation shows where Proxima Centauri B can be located in the Southern sky. It starts with a view of Earth and the camera moves to a view of the Southern sky, revealing the star constellations. Proxima Centauri is then highlighted and we quickly fly to it. Eventually, the planet unwraps into a flat plane showing a potential planetary surface without clouds.
Proxima B, the nearest exoplanet to Earth (only four light years away), is located in the Southern sky just south of Centaurus and left of the Southern Cross.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Ernie Wright (USRA)
- Alex Kekesi (GST) [Lead]
- LK Ward (KBRwyle) [Lead]
- Avi Mandell (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Gabrielle Engelmann-Suissa (USRA)
- Claire Andreoli (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Ian Jones (ADNET)
- Laurence Schuler (ADNET)
PapersThis visualization is based on the following papers:
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