ESO telescope images planet around most massive star pair to date

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ESO telescope images planet around most massive star pair to date

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The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has captured an image of a planet orbiting b Centauri, a two-star system that can be seen with the naked eye. This is the hottest and most massive planet-hosting star system found to date, and the planet was spotted orbiting it at 100 times the distance Jupiter orbits the Sun. Some astronomers believed planets could not exist around stars this massive and this hot — until now.

Read more: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2118/
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