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Astronomers measure spin-orbit alignment of a distant super-Jupiter

Written by  Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:27
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Washington DC (UPI) Jun 29, 2020
For the first time, astronomers have measured the spin-orbit alignment of a faraway super-Jupiter exoplanet, located 63 light-years from the Earth in the Pictor constellation. The super-Jupiter exoplanet, Beta Pictoris b, has a mass 11 times that of Jupiter and enjoys an orbit around its host star similar to the trajectory Jupiter takes around our own sun. The detailed observatio

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