Artist’s impression of a hot Jupiter exoplanet in the star cluster Messier 67

This artist’s impression shows a hot Jupiter planet orbiting close to one of the stars in the rich old star cluster Messier 67, in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab). Astronomers have found far more planets like this in the cluster than expected. This surprise result was obtained using a number of telescopes and instruments, among them the HARPS spectrograph at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The denser environment in a cluster will cause more frequent interactions between planets and nearby stars, which may explain the excess of hot Jupiters.

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ESO/L. Calçada

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1621a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Qer 17, 2016, 11:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1621
Përmasat:5000 x 3125 px

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Emri:Messier 67
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Kategori:Exoplanets
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