Artwork of Methuselah, the Genesis Planet

Artwork of Methuselah, the Genesis Planet

F015/3970 Royalty Free

Request un-watermarked file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Artwork of PSR B1620-26b, also known as Methuselah or the Genesis Planet. Some 12, 400 light-years away in Scorpius lies the exoplanet dubbed Methuselah, a gas giant 2.5 times the mass of Jupiter. It is named for its extreme age of 12.7 billion years, after the oldest person in the Bible. Methuselah is the first circumbinary planet ever discovered - that is, it orbits not one, but two, stars, as if they were one, at a distance of 23 astronomical units. The two stars are PSR B1620-26 A (a pulsar) and a white dwarf (WD B1620-26). It is also the first planet ever found in a globular cluster.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: ancient, art, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, binary, circumbinary, cluster, exoplanet, extrasolar planet, gas giant, genesis, globular, methuselah, neutron star, old, oldest, orbit, planet, pulsar, scorpius, star, white dwarf

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.