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GM Aurigae

The very young sunlike star has already formed a gaseous planet, much faster than one would expect. The planet with 1.7 times the mass of Jupiter orbits the star in 2,5 AU distance every 4 years. More smaller planets are probably in the process of forming.

Constellation: Auriga
Age: 1 million years
Distance: 457 light-years
Spectral class: K5
Visual magnitude: 12.30
Mass: 1.05 * Sun

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