Artist's rendering of the 2M1207 System

Artist's rendering of the first planet outside of our solar system to be imaged orbiting a brown dwarf (right). The giant planet is approximately five times the mass of Jupiter. Both objects are believed to be very young, less than 10 million years old. The brown dwarf is still surrounded by a circumstellar disc.

Credit:
ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0515c
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 April 2005
Related releases:eso0515
Size:3000 x 1838 px

About the Object

Name:2M1207
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Illustrations
Distance:230 light years

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