HD 114762 B

HD 114762 B

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. HD 114762 b is a candidate extrasolar planet, approximately 132 light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices, and is probably a brown dwarf. This optically undetected companion to the late F-type star HD 114762 was discovered in 1989 by David Latham and others. As of 2006, insufficient confirmed measurements exist to determine whether it is a high mass gas giant, with its lowest possible mass being 11 times the mass of Jupiter, brown dwarf, or a red dwarf with its highest mass around 145 times Jupiter. If it does turn out to be an exoplanet it will be the first one ever detected - although not confirmed - predating the 1992 pulsar planets found around PSR B1257+12 and main-sequence yellow dwarf 51 Pegasi.
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136696800
  • 9786136696805