Image of a planet circling a star 1200 light years away from Earth
This stunning image shows a star named CVSO 30 and a planet in it’s orbit.
The star is located approximately 1,200 light-years away from Earth in the 25 Orionis group (slightly northwest of Orion’s famous Belt).
The imaged exoplanet, named CVSO 30c, is the small dot to the upper left of the frame (the large blob is the star itself). CVSO 30c orbits its star at a distance of 660 au, taking a staggering 27,000 years to complete a single orbit.