First Photo Ever of Planets Orbiting Sun-like Star Named TYC 8998–760–1 - Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion July 22, 2020
A family of planets is photographed in an alien solar system with a Sun-like star at its center for the first time.
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Here’s the first photo ever taken of a planets orbiting a sun-like star — First Photo Ever of Planets Orbiting Sun-like Star Named TYC 8998–760–1 — captured by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory.
By James Maynard
The Very Large Telescope in Chile recorded the first images ever taken of a family of planets around a Sun-like star.
The planetary system TYC 8998–760–1, sitting 300 light years from Earth, shows a pair of massive worlds orbiting a star much like our own Sun. The team of astronomers took a pair of images of the system showing movement of the planets around their star.
Images of solar systems showing more than one planet have been recorded twice before in recent years. However, this image marks the first time a pair of giant planets have been seen orbiting around a young, star-like star.