Young Super-Neptune Offers Clues to the Origin of Close-In Exoplanets

Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) image of the 11 million year old Upper Scorpius Star forming region. The two bright stars are Nu Scorpii (left) and Beta Scorpii (right), both likely members of Upper Scorpius. The cloudy region around Nu Scorpii is a reflection nebula; residual dust from recent star formation as well as interstellar dust is reflecting light from the bright star. A zoom-in inset is shown around the K2-33b, with the planet host circled in red. Large color image constructed from Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) images, inset constructed using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

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A. Mann/McDonald Obs/DSS/SDSS

About the Image

Id:noao1602c
Tipo:Collage
Release date:20 de Junio de 2016 a las 11:00
Related releases:noao1602
Size:4405 x 4800 px

Sobre el Objeto

Nombre:K2-33b
Categoría:Exoplanets

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