Imaginary Picture of GJ 581 e
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Exoplanet Name : GJ 581 e
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.1067 (Rjup) 1.1961 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0061 (Mjup) 1.9394 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0280 (AU) 0.0280 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.3200
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0086
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 3.15 (Days Obs.) 3.07 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 21077.1 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 537.8 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 505.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 408.6 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 639.5 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 600.6 (K)
Size Class: Earth-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Radial Velocity
Mass Detection :
Radius Detection :
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : GJ 581
Alternate Name : GJ 581
Star Distance(LY) : 20.3
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.3 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.3 (Msun Measured) 0.3 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 8.0 (GY)
Temperature : 3498 (K)
Spectral type : M2.5V
Metalicity : -0.1
Absolute Magnitude: 11.6
Apparent Magnitude: 10.6
Right Ascension(RA) 229.8583
Declination (DEC) -7.7222
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID 0
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Discovery Paper - Title 0
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
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SIMBAD LINK 0
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GJ 581 e
GJ 581 e

  • GJ 581 e is an exoplanet orbiting the star GJ 581, located about 20.3 light-years ( 6.2 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2009.
  • The host star GJ 581 has apparent magnitude of 10.6, with absolute magnitude of 11.6.
  • It is 0.3 times more massive and 0.3 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 3498 with its spectral types of M2.5V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet GJ 581 e orbits around the star GJ 581 every 3.1 days with its orbital distance of 0.03 AU ( 4188740.4 km)
  • (Projected orbit of GJ 581 e around its host star GJ 581)


  • The Star GJ 581 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.080 AU ( 11896493.7 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.110 AU ( 16444063.2 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.167 AU ( 25057113.2 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 0.246 AU ( 36872639.8 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of GJ 581 e : 21077.08 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star GJ 581)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.090 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.114 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.110 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.121 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.221 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.233 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star GJ 581)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.089 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.118 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.118 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.225 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star GJ 581 distance : 0.234 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star GJ 581)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star GJ 581 and its Exoplanet GJ 581 e)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star GJ 581 and its Exoplanet GJ 581 e (zoom level 3))