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Dark World (Full)
Ssc2019 14c

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

Artwork • August 19th, 2019 • ssc2019-14c

ssc2019-14c

This artist's illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwarf star. The planet's surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

About the Object

Name
LHS 3844b
Type
Planet > Type > Terrestrial
Distance
48.6 Light Years