Release Images

Release No.: 2011-12
For Release: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:30am

Student's Prediction Points the Way to Hot, Dense Super-Earth

night sky

This illustration shows the current night sky at 9:00 p.m. Local time. The constellation Cancer the Crab is well placed for viewing.

Created with Voyager 4, copyright Carina Software

55 Cancri

This wide-angle photograph of the night sky shows the location of 55 Cancri, a star where astronomers have found a record-breaking five planets, including a hot, dense super-Earth.

Till Credner, AlltheSky.com