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First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope

22 Jul 2020, 13:00 UTC
First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope ESO/Bohn et al.

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely rare, and — until now — astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The observations can help astronomers understand how planets formed and evolved around our own Sun.

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