Artist's illustration of exoplanets PDS 70 B and C

This artist's illustration shows two gas giant exoplanets orbiting the young star PDS 70. These planets are still growing by accreting material from a surrounding disk. In the process, they have gravitationally carved out a large gap in the disk. The gap extends from distances equivalent to the orbits of Uranus and Neptune in our Solar System.

Credit:

J. Olmsted (STScI)

About the Image

Id:stsci-h-p1926a
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 October 2019, 17:19
Size:3840 x 2160 px

About the Object

Name:PDS 70
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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