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Contact: Daniel Stolte
University of Arizona

Discovery Image

Caption: This is a discovery image of HD 106906 b in the thermal infrared (4Ám wavelength) from MagAO/Clio2, processed to remove the bright light from its host star, HD 106906 A. The planet is than 20 times farther away from HD 106906 A than Neptune is from our Sun. AU stands for Astronomical Unit, the average distance of the Earth and the Sun.

Credit: Vanessa Bailey

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