Artist’s Impression of the Hypothesized “Planet Nine”

An 11-Jupiter-mass exoplanet called HD106906 b occupies an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away and may be offering clues to something that might be much closer to home: a hypothesized distant member of our Solar System dubbed “Planet Nine.” This is the first time that astronomers have been able to measure the motion of a massive Jupiter-like planet that is orbiting very far away from its host stars and visible debris disc.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic2021b
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 December 2020, 17:00
Related releases:heic2021
Size:3768 x 2256 px

About the Object

Name:HD 106906 b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:350 light years
Category:Exoplanets

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