Artwork of the 55 Cancri b and c planets

Artwork of the 55 Cancri b and c planets

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Credit: LYNETTE COOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Alien planet. Artwork of the planets and their orbits (blue lines) in the Rho 1 Cancri or 55 Cancri binary star system. The 55 Cancri b planet orbits close to the sun-like, yellow star (in background). It completes an orbit in 14.76 days and has a mass which is at least 80% of Jupiter's. The 55 Cancri c planet (at lower centre) orbits at about the same distance as Saturn does from our Sun. This planet has a mass which is at least 5 times that of Jupiter. The planet's hypothetical moon is at upper left. The other star in this system, a red dwarf, is shown as a red dot at upper centre. These planets were discovered by Geoff Marcy and Paul Butler.

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Keywords: 55, 55 cancri b c planets, alien planet, alien planetary system, artwork, astronomy, binary star system, butler, cancri, cosmology, geoff's discovery, illustration, marcy, paul's discovery, planet, planets, saturn-like planet, science

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