Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beta Pictoris

Star type
g A5 V

Distance from Earth
g 62.88 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g About 12 million years

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g NA; 160%; NA

Brightness (xSol)
g 933.7%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g NA

Known planets
g Beta Pictoris b: A gas giant, the planet orbits at about Saturn’s distance from Sol. Its mass is 7 to 11 times that of Jupiter. β Pic b is still warm, implying that it has retained most of the primordial heat acquired during its formation. If it has been formed in a similar way to the giant planets of our solar system, its mass and temperature cannot be explained by some evolutionary models that hypothesize a total release of the energy acquired during the accretion of disk materials.
g Illustration of debris disc

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g In constellation Pictor

Other names
g Bet Pic, HR 2020

Sci-fi mentions
g NA

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