View of the orbit of two exoplanets around TYC 8998-760-1

The SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets, located about 300 light-years away from Earth. This animation shows the orbits of the two exoplanets, compared with the size of Pluto’s orbit. (Note that the yellow circle does not represent Pluto’s real orbit, but rather the size of the orbit, which is calculated based on the dwarf planet's average distance to the Sun.)

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ESO/L.Calçada/spaceengine.org

About the Video

Id:eso2011b
Release date:22 July 2020, 15:00
Related releases:eso2011
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:TYC 8998-760-1
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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