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Extrasolar Planet in Leo
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The massive planet Algieba b follows an orbit around its orange parent star that is comparable in distance to that of Earth from the Sun, though rather more eccentric. There is potentially a less massive second planet in the system, designated Algieba c, though the existence of this planet has yet be confirmed. The central star shown here, Algieba A, is part of a binary system, with a companion that also has a highly eccentric orbit, but averages a distance of about 170 AU from the primary (or about 140 times the distance of the planet Algieba b from its star).
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