The 14 Herculis System: Eccentric, Strange, and Violent

Using Gaia and twenty years of radial velocity measurements, two brown dwarfs were found orbiting 14 Her in highly eccentric, misaligned orbits.

IMAGE: The X-shaped set of orbits in 14 Her. CREDIT: Deion Desir/AMNH/OpenSpace

Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History led a study of this particular system, nearly 60 light-years away from our…

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Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

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Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan