Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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Star with a giant planet or Brown Dwarf (M betw 10-40MJ) which has been directly photographed. Reguardless of its nature, it is the first and coolest substellar companion to a sunlike star ever photographed (333 C, about as hot as Mercury). It orbits at about Neptune's distance and is still in the contraction phase. A possible third companion may have been imaged, later observations should determine if it is bound to the system or merely an object in the background.

GJ 758 System Web PagesEdit

GJ 758 System In the NewsEdit

Coolest Stellar Companion Imaged (Dec 2009)Edit

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