Artist impression showing b Centauri and its giant planet b Centauri b

This artist’s impression shows a close up of the planet b Centauri b, which orbits a binary system with mass at least six times that of the Sun. This is the most massive and hottest planet-hosting star system found to date. The planet is ten times as massive as Jupiter and orbits the two-star system at 100 times the distance Jupiter orbits the Sun.

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Auðkenni:eso2118c
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Des 8, 2021, 17:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2118
Stærð:5000 x 3832 px

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Nafn:b Centauri
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Flokkur:Exoplanets
Illustrations

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