The astronomers who found this new planet run a survey called the Young Suns Exoplanet Survey, or YSES, and they’re looking at a nearby clump of young stars called the Lower Centaurus Crux subgroup, a part of a much larger loose group of stars called the Scorpius-Centaurus association. These stars are very young, roughly 14 million years old (the Sun is 4.6 billion years old, for comparison, so these stars are babies) and located just 350 or so light years away, close enough that an exoplanet may be separated from its star enough to spot in images.
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