Artist’s impression of a Jupiter twin orbiting HIP 11915

An artist’s impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from its star as Jupiter does from the Sun. This, together with HIP 11915’s Sun-like composition, hints at the possibility of the system of planets orbiting HIP 11915 bearing a resemblance to our own Solar System, with smaller rocky planets orbiting closer to the host star.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Auðkenni:eso1529a
Útgáfudagur:Júl 15, 2015, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1529
Tímalengd:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Flokkur:Exoplanets

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