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Young (160 MYO) Sun-like star 57 ly away, visible to the naked eye in Virgo and put on star charts since 1598. Contains the smallest visually detected planet. Its about four times as massive as Jupiter and the same size, which has dubbed it as a second Jupiter. It is rather blue, with a dark magenta hugh, which is the second exoplanet whose color has been directly detected. Orbits beyond Neptune-like distances, challenging formation theories, since there's not enough material at this distance.

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Magenta Planet Imaged (2013)Edit

See also TW Hydrae System

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