Artist’s impression of K2-25b

New detailed observations with NSF’s NOIRLab facilities reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Slightly smaller than Neptune, K2-25b orbits an M-dwarf star — the most common type of star in the galaxy — in 3.5 days.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. Pollard

About the Image

Id:noirlab2018a
Type:Artwork
Release date:Aug. 4, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2018
Size:4000 x 2250 px

About the Object

Name:K2-25b
Category:Illustrations

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