Category-defying planet study
Caption: Image of the ROXs 42B system obtained with the Keck telescope. The star is located in the center of the masked region. ROXs 42Bb orbits at about 150 astronomical units (AU - 1 AU=the distance from Earth to the Sun.) The other object ("c") is a likely unrelated background star.
Credit: Courtesy of Thayne Currie
Research paper describing the observation of object ROXs 42Bb:
- Direct imaging and spectroscopy of a candidate companion below/near the deuterium-burning limit in the young binary star system, ROXs 42B
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