The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth and orbits the fastest moving star in the night sky.
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Directed by: Nico Bartmann.
Editing: Nico Bartmann.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Sara Rigby and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford - The Watchers (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, V.Romanyuk (spaceengine.org), J. Pérez, M. Kornmesser.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.