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.


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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