Artist’s impression of planet in the HD 131399 system

This artist's impression shows a view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. The planet is known as HD 131399Ab and appears at the lower-left of the picture.

Located about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), HD 131399Ab is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date, and one of very few directly imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets.

Edit (19 April 2022): Observations conducted over the past few years have revealed that the object identified as HD 131399Ab is not a planet, but rather a background star.

Autorska prava:

ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

O slici

Id:eso1624b
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:7. jul 2016. 20:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1624
Veličina:5000 x 3125 px

O objektu

Naziv:HD 131399Ab
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Udaljenost:300 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Exoplanets

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