Hubblecast 132 Light: The Strange Exoplanet That Resembles the Long-Sought “Planet Nine”

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an 11-Jupiter-mass exoplanet called HD106906 b that occupies an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away. This planet 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.


Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Bethany Downer
Music: John Stanford - Far Centaurus (
Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser, NASA/Desiree Stover


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Release date:10 December 2020, 17:00
Related releases:heic2021
Duration:01 m 45 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:HD 106906 b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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