The 2M1207 System

Two new studies, based on observations made with ESO's telescopes, show that objects only a few times more massive than Jupiter are born with discs of dust and gas, the raw material for planet making. This suggests that miniature versions of the solar system may circle objects that are some 100 times less massive than our Sun. VLT NACO J-band image, showing the 2M1207Ab system: the planetary companion is visible near the lower left rim of the brown dwarf, at a separation of 769 mas. North is up, East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0619b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 June 2006
Related releases:eso0619
Size:1910 x 1134 px

About the Object

Name:2M1207Ab
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Brown Dwarf
• X - Stars
Distance:180 light years

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Very Large Telescope
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