Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A Sun-like Star with 2 Exoplanets

A Sun-like Star with 2 Exoplanets
A Sun-like Star with 2 Exoplanets This image shows 2 planets orbiting a star called TYC 8998-760-1. The star is 300 light-years away from Earth. The planets are gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn, and the star is similar to our own—at an earlier stage of evolution. The image was captured using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. ESO/Bohn et al.

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