Exoplanet Gliese 677B
liese 677 is a triple star system in Scorpius, some 22 light-years from Earth. The two central
stars, 677A and 677B, orbit each other with a separation of around 12 astronomical units. Meanwhile,
a third star, 677C, orbits this central pair much further out, around 230 AU away. Gliese 677C has
two confirmed exoplanets in orbit around it, and several others have been claimed. This illustration
imagines the scene from a rocky planet in orbit around Gliese 677C. The large star in the sky is
Gliese 677C, while the two others are the central binary pair of Gliese 677A and B.