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Beta Pictoris system

Beta Pictoris system


Date: 04 October 2012
Copyright: ESO/A-M. Lagrange et al.

The planet Beta Pictoris b is visible orbiting its host star in this composite image from the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) 3.6-m telescope and the NACO instrument on ESO's 8.2-m Very Large Telescope. The Beta Pictoris system is only about 20 million years old, roughly 225 times younger than the Solar System. Observing this dynamic and rapidly evolving system can help astronomers shed light on the processes of planet formation and early evolution.

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