Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University
Caption: This artist's rendering depicts a newly discovered frozen planet orbiting one star of a binary star system 3,000 light-years from Earth, and shows what the two dim stars in the binary system might look like from the view of the planet. The discovery, made by a collaboration of international research teams and led by researchers at The Ohio State University, expands astronomers' notions of where to look for planets in our galaxy.
Credit: Movie by Cheongho Han, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea.
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