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Location of Nearest Rocky Exoplanet Known
Ssc2015 02c

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DSS

Observation • July 30th, 2015 • ssc2015-02c

ssc2015-02c

This sky map shows the location of the star HD 219134 (circle), host to the nearest confirmed rocky planet found to date outside of our solar system. The star lies just off the "W" shape of the constellation Cassiopeia and can be seen with the naked eye in dark skies. It actually has multiple planets, none of which are habitable.

About the Object

Name
HD 219134 bCassiopeia
Type
Planet > Type > Terrestrial
Planet > Special Cases > Transiting
Sky Phenomenon > Night Sky > Constellation
Distance
21 Light Years