Artist impression of ultra fluffy gas giant planet orbiting a red dwarf star

A gas giant exoplanet [right] with the density of a marshmallow has been detected in orbit around a cool red dwarf star [left] by the NASA-funded NEID radial-velocity instrument on the 3.5-meter WIYN Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The planet, named TOI-3757 b, is the fluffiest gas giant planet ever discovered around this type of star.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine/M. Zamani

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Type:Artwork
Release date:Oct. 20, 2022, 9 a.m.
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