08-20-2019, 11:14 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-20-2019, 12:58 PM by The Astronomer.)

Today, the discovery of the possible second planet in the Beta Pictoris system was announced.

From what little we know about this new world, it orbits ~2.7 AU away from the star, in a moderately eccentric orbit with e = ~0.24. This brings it as close to the star as 2 AU and as far as 3.35 AU. Its minimum mass is ~9 times Jupiter. Assuming similar inclination as Beta Pictoris b, this should be close to its true mass.

From what little we know about this new world, it orbits ~2.7 AU away from the star, in a moderately eccentric orbit with e = ~0.24. This brings it as close to the star as 2 AU and as far as 3.35 AU. Its minimum mass is ~9 times Jupiter. Assuming similar inclination as Beta Pictoris b, this should be close to its true mass.

List of my contributions to Orion's Arm Universe Project (I just want to track it)