Hip 13044 B

Hip 13044 B

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HIP 13044 b is a Jupiter-like extrasolar planet orbiting the star HIP 13044, about 2,000 light years away from the Earth in the constellation Fornax. Its discovery was announced on November 18, 2010. According to evolutionary theories, HIP 13044 was born in another galaxy, and became part of the Milky Way when the star's parent galaxy was absorbed by our own around 6-9 billion years ago, the remnants of the galaxy forming the Helmi stream.The study that led to the discovery of the planet was performed by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. Rainer Klement of the Max Planck Institute said that the discovery is exciting for astronomers because it is the first time that a planetary system has been discovered in a stellar stream of extragalactic originshow more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134935638
  • 9786134935630