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Oph 1622

This is a very young double system of two orbiting planemos, whereas the bigger of the pair could be a brown dwarf as well. At least one of them, maybe both, have a dust disk.
Probably the pair won't stay together for long, because for the very low mass their separation is quite large. So a disturbance like a bypassing star could destroy their binding.

Constellation: Ophiuchus
Age: 1 million years
Distance: 400 light-years
Space between Oph 1622 A and B: circa 200 AU

Oph 1622 A

Mass: 14 * Jupiter
 

Oph 1622 B

Mass: 7 * Jupiter

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08/04/2006

    Oph 162225-240515
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