V-1298: Taurus

$9.00 - $12.00

The designs in this series incorporate various representations for these systems:
Constellations: The constellation the system is located in, or associated with (Solar System), is mid-raised in the metal background of the design. Stars that are part of the perceived pattern in the constellation are represented by diamonds, while background stars are circles.
Stars: The largest metal circle in each design is to scale with the screen printed planets.
Planets: The order the planets are printed are innermost (top) to outermost (bottom). The metal circles also represent the planets, to a more clear scale, though they are not in any particular order.

Pin Details: 45mm, Silver metal with mid-raised metal constellation background, translucent enamel, screen print, cutouts
Most of the observed stars in this cloud are still forming protoplanetary disks, and very few have formed planets yet. V-1298 Tauri is a T Tauri Star (TTS), these stars are only tens of millions of years old. As this system is still developing, the planets vary greatly based on their distance from the star. The star is emitting so much x-ray radiation, atmospheres and oceans would have been stripped from the innermost planets in this system. The outermost planet is a gas giant, though the third planet from the star remains a mystery.