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Originally posted by BadBoYeed
reply to post by Devino
Nice work...you're hired
it's interesting we see the 'top' view of this system, unless that is conjecture.
Solar systems don't always align with their galactic system's plane, ours doesn't, that's why the Milky Way in the sky is tilted. But that is another story altogether.
In all the documented pictures, the three objects were found to be orbiting in a counter-clockwise direction around HR8799
The orbital motion of the planets is in an anticlockwise direction and was confirmed via multiple observations dating back to 2004
All four planets orbiting HR 8799 are similar in size, likely between five and seven times the mass of Jupiter. The newly discovered planet orbits HR 8799 more closely than the other three. If it were in orbit around our sun, astronomers say, it would lie between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.
HR 8799e is the forth planet orbiting HR 8799. It is a large, red gas giant, and is extremely close to its star. Like most planets in its star system, it is between 7 and 13 times the size of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. No moons have yet been discovered by astronomers, but if the planet is anything like the gas giants in our solar system, it will have a lot.
National Research Council Canada
NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics releases image of fourth planet orbiting bright star HR 8799
Originally posted by Devino
Personally I never liked the term 'Goldilocks Zone' as it puts speculative limitations on our understanding of our Universe. For instance we are finding signs of liquid water and oxygen on some of the moons around Jupiter and Saturn which makes life there quite possible.
Originally posted by galactictuan
Is this Nibiru/planet X?