This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the view from the exoplanet Gliese 667Cd looking toward the planet’s parent star (Gliese 667C). In the background to the right the more distant stars in this triple system (Gliese 667A and Gliese 667B) are visible and to the left in the sky one of the other planets, the newly discovered Gliese 667Ce, can be seen as a crescent. A record-breaking three planets in this system are super-Earths lying in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life. This image was released June 25, 2013. [Full story: Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life]
(Image: © ESO/M. Kornmesser)
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