Artist's illustration of exoplanets PDS 70 b and c

Artist's illustration of exoplanets PDS 70 b and c

About this image

This artist's illustration shows two gas giant exoplanets orbiting the young star PDS 70. These planets are still growing by accreting material from a surrounding disk. In the process, they have gravitationally carved out a large gap in the disk. The gap extends from distances equivalent to the orbits of Uranus and Neptune in our solar system.


Tags
Artwork, Exoplanets, Stellar Disks

Credits

J. Olmsted (STScI)