Exoplanets PDS 70 b and c

Exoplanets PDS 70 b and c

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News release ID: STScI-2019-26
Release Date: Jun 3, 2019
Image Use: Copyright
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PDS 70 is only the second multi-planet system to be directly imaged. Through a combination of adaptive optics and data processing, astronomers were able to cancel out the light from the central star (marked by a white star) to reveal two orbiting exoplanets. PDS 70 b (lower left) weighs 4 to 17 times as much as Jupiter while PDS 70 c (upper right) weighs 1 to 10 times as much as Jupiter.

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ESO and S. Haffert (Leiden Observatory)