WD 0806-661

Author(s): Gurren Lagann

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WD 0806-661, also known as GJ 3483, is a white dwarf star about 62.8 light-years away in the constellation Volans. In 2011, a massive superjovian planet or a low-end brown dwarf was discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope orbiting at a distance of 2,500 AU from its host star. It is one of the candidate systems to receive formal names as part of the third NameExoWorlds campaign in 2022

WD 0806-661 observed by the Hubble Space Telescope (left) and the ESO Very Large Telescope (right) in 2015

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