Friday, September 10, 2004

Possible Photograph of Extra-solar Planet

Taken in the near-infrared, this (if confirmed) is the first photograph of a planet orbiting a star other than our sun. This planet is approximately 5 times the mass of Jupiter and orbits a brown dwarf. More information can be found here.

Over 120 extra-solar planets have already been detected, however those detections were via non-visible techniques. There are no photographs of those planets. This is the first planet to be photographed. Check out the Wikipedia article


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