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Star HD 163296

White-Blue star HD 163296 is located 331 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class A1Vep C, that has 230 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
331 light years

HD 163296

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White-Blue star (spectral class A1Vep C)


Ascension iconRight ascension: 17h 56m 21.288s
Declination iconDeclination: -21° 57' 21.872'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 9.853
Distance iconSun distance: 331.035 ly | 101.5 pc

Basic characteristic

Mass: 2.3 M Sun | 2409.4 M Jupiter
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Size: 1.92 R Sun (estimate)
time iconAge: 0.005 billions years | 0 Sun

4 exoplanets

HD 163296 belt - - 66 AU 0 days
HD 163296 b 95.4 M - 105 AU 0 days
HD 163296 c 95.4 M - 160 AU 0 days
HD 163296 dust belt - - 200 AU 0 days
More about HD 163296
      Star HD 163296 can be found in southern celestial hemisphere. 
Other designations of this star
BD-21 4779, HH 409, HIC 87819, HIP 87819, JP11 2900, 2MASS J17562128-2157218, PDS 473, TIC 105083750, TYC 6262-2131-1, SAO 185966, 2XMM J175621.3-215722
News from this star system
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Large reservoirs of organic material detected around nearby young stars

Detailed observations of protoplanetary discs around 5 nearby stars show complex chemistry similar to what scientists expect around young Sun. Organic compounds are quite common which could mean, that the building block for life could be present throughout the cosmos.

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For the first time, movements of gases in 3 dimensions observed in disk around a newborn star

According to a study in Nature magazine, the movements of CO gas in a protoplanetary disc around young star HD 163296 might be caused by newborn exoplanets. Other causes are possible, like the magnetism of the star itself, but exoplanets are the lead explanation so far.

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