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.


About the Image

Id: eso2118c
Type: Artwork
Release date: 8 December 2021, 17:00
Related releases: eso2118
Size: 5000 x 3832 px

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