Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915

An artist’s impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from its star as Jupiter does from the Sun. This, together with HIP 11915’s Sun-like composition, hints at the possibility of the system of planets orbiting HIP 11915 bearing a resemblance to our own Solar System, with smaller rocky planets orbiting closer to the host star.

Credit:

ESO/L. Benassi

About the Image

Id:eso1529a
Type:Artwork
Release date:15 July 2015, 16:00
Related releases:eso1529
Size:5000 x 3750 px

About the Object

Name:HIP 11915
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:200 light years
Category:Exoplanets
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