A Dim, Frozen Alien World (IMAGE) W. M. Keck Observatory Caption Artist's impression of the surface of the candidate planet orbiting Barnard's star. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including Keck Observatory in Hawaii, have revealed this frozen, dimly-lit world. The newly discovered super-Earth is the second closest known exoplanet to our planet and orbits the fastest moving star in the Earth's night sky. Credit ESO, M. KORNMESSER Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.