Region of the sky around HD 106906 b
Pictured here is the region surrounding the exoplanet HD 106906 b. Located nearly 336 light-years from Earth, this 11-Jupiter-mass planet occupies an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away and may be offering clues to something that might be much closer to home: a hypothesized distant member of our Solar System dubbed "Planet Nine."
This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.
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Last Update: 21 December 2020