Epsilon Eridani

Epsilon Eridani
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Distance from Earth: 10.5 light years

Star name, type: Epsilon Eridani, orange-red dwarf K2V

Star mass, radii: 0.85, 0.90 x Sol

Planet mass: 1.2 Jup.

Semi major axis: 1.3 - 5.3 AU

Period: 6.8 years

*** System confirmed ***

Image description

We see the surface of the satellite orbiting the discovered gas giant. If there is "Europa"-like satellite with water, the distance of 1.3 AU combined with tidal forces of this gas giant, should be enough to make it liquid. Still, the satellite would be very cold and these oceans may evaporate due to satellite's low mass to sustain the atmosphere.

Fuente: www.bibliotecapleyades.net/nuevo_universo

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