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2M1207

An unimpressive and very young brown dwarf with a surface temperature of only 1000 kelvin. It is within a group of other young stars that evolved fairly simultaneously.
It has a planet with 5 times the mass of Jupiter in 55 AU distance. 2M1207 b was the first exoplanet to be observed optically.

On June 5. 2006 a moon forming dust disk has been discovered around the planet.

Constellation: Hydra
Age: 8 million years
Distance: 228.31 light-years
Spectral class: M8
Mass: 0.025 * Sun

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    2M1207
Brown dwarf and exoplanet (red)
Photo: Eso

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