Astronomers Probe Inner Region of Young Star and its Planets
Taking advantage of the unprecedented sensitivity of the Large Binocular Telescope in southeastern Arizona, an international team of astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey. The findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a “scaled-up” version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.
|The planetary system of HR 8799.
The observations mark the first results of a new exoplanet survey called LEECH (LBT Exozodi Exoplanet Common Hunt), and are published today in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics (http://www.aanda.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201425185).