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A young star 10-17 MY old and 300 ly away a little more massive than the Sun which has a dust disk. It also has an imaged planet twice as far as Neptune and 4-5 times as massive as Jupiter (the least massive exoplanet imaged so far whose mass is reasonably well known). It has been determined to change position and may have formed where it is, or was flung out due to gravitation interactions. The planet was imaged by the same team that imaged the planet around brown dwarf 2M1207. The planet is 700C, cool enough for water vapor or methane to exist in its atmosphere, which may be detected later. It appears as a blue fuzzy blob.

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Planet Directly Imaged (2013)Edit

See AlsoEdit

  • 2M1207 System (contains another planet imaged by the same team 9 years earlier)
  • Fomalhaut System (contains a smaller imaged planet, but its light is contaminated by a dust clump, making its mass difficult to determine)
  • Imaged Exoplanets

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