The planetary system Gliese 581 hosts at least 6 planets.
|Primary system name||Gliese 581|
|Alternative system names||N/A|
|Right ascension||15 19 26|
|Declination||-07 43 20|
|Number of stars in system||1|
|Number of planets in system||6|
Architecture of the system
This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. It gives a quick overview of the hierarchical architecture.
- Gliese 581, stellar object
- Gliese 581 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0406±0.0000 AU
- Gliese 581 c, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0721±0.0003 AU
- Gliese 581 d, planet, semi-major axis: 0.220 AU
- Gliese 581 e, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0282±0.0001 AU
- Gliese 581 f, planet, semi-major axis: 0.758 AU
- Gliese 581 g, planet, semi-major axis: 0.1460 AU
- Gliese 581 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0406±0.0000 AU
Planets in the system
This table lists all planets in the system Gliese 581.
|Gliese 581 b||Gliese 581 c||Gliese 581 d||Gliese 581 e||Gliese 581 f||Gliese 581 g|
|Alternative planet names||GJ 581 b, Gj 581 b, Gl 581 b||GJ 581 c, Gj 581 c, Gl 581 c||GJ 581 d, Gj 581 d, Gl 581 d||GJ 581 e, Gj 581 e, Gl 581 e||GJ 581 f, Gj 581 f, Gl 581 f||GJ 581 g, Gj 581 g, Gl 581 g|
|Description||Gliese 581 is a red dwarf in the constellation Libra. It is the 89th closest star to the Solar System. In late 2010, US astronomers annoucent a planet in the habitable zone. This statement has been challenged by the European HARPS team. Gliese 581 c is likely to have a runaway greenhouse effect. A radio message has been sent to Gliese 581 in 2008 and will reach the star system in 2029.edit||Gliese 581 is a red dwarf in the constellation Libra. It is the 89th closest star to the Solar System. In late 2010, US astronomers annoucent a planet in the habitable zone. This statement has been challenged by the European HARPS team. Gliese 581 c is likely to have a runaway greenhouse effect. A radio message has been sent to Gliese 581 in 2008 and will reach the star system in 2029.edit||A new analysis shows that there is no signal of the planet Gliese 581 d after stellar activity reduction.edit||Gliese 581 is a red dwarf in the constellation Libra. It is the 89th closest star to the Solar System. In late 2010, US astronomers annoucent a planet in the habitable zone. This statement has been challenged by the European HARPS team. Gliese 581 c is likely to have a runaway greenhouse effect. A radio message has been sent to Gliese 581 in 2008 and will reach the star system in 2029.edit||Gliese 581 f is an unconfirmed planet. Its discovery was announced in 2010 by the Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey. However an analysis by the European HARPS team concluded that the system is unlikely to contain a planet with the quoted characteristic.edit||A new analysis shows that there is no signal of the planet Gliese 581 d after stellar activity reduction.edit|
|Lists||Confirmed planets||Confirmed planets||Retracted planet candidate||Confirmed planets||Retracted planet candidate||Retracted planet candidate|
|Orbital period [days]||5.3686±0.0001edit||12.914±0.002edit||66.6edit||3.1490±0.0002edit||433edit||36.5edit|
|Semi-major axis [AU]||0.0406±0.0000edit||0.0721±0.0003edit||0.220edit||0.0282±0.0001edit||0.758edit||0.1460edit|
|Eccentricity||< 0.0300edit||< 0.0600edit||0.250edit||< 0.0600edit||0.00edit||0.00edit|
|Equilibrium temperature [K]||419edit||313edit||181.0edit||501edit||N/A||231edit|
|Last updated [yy/mm/dd]||14/07/04|
Stars in the system
This table lists all stars in the system Gliese 581.
|Alternative star names||N/A|
The following plot shows the approximate sizes of the planets in this system The Solar System planets are shown as a comparison. Note that unless the radius has been determined through a transit observation, this is only an approximation (see Lissauer et al. 2011b).
The following plot shows the approximate location of the planets in this system with respect to the habitable zone (green) and the size of the star (red). This is only an estimate, using the star's spectral type and mass. Note that if no green band is shown in the plot, then the planet's orbit is far outside the habitable zone. The equations of Selsis, Kasting et al are used to draw the inner and outer boundaries.
Scientific references and contributors
Links to scientific papers and other data sources
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Open Exoplanet Catalogue contributors
|Contributor||Number of commits|
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