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Friday, April 01, 2005
Photo from CNN
The planet is thought to be one to two times as massive as Jupiter. It orbits a star similar to a young version of our sun...
The system is young, so the planet is rather warm, like a bun fresh out of the oven. That warmth made it comparatively easier to see in the glare of its host star compared with more mature planets. Also, the planet is very far from the star -- about 100 times the distance between Earth and the Sun, another factor in helping to separate the light between the two objects.
Nice picture, although kinda blurry though. Maybe saving Hubble would be a good thing, at least one last time (it may be able to provide a better picture though that probably isn't going to happen).
With technology improving and bringing about results like these, it looks like this may be a new step in planet detection.
"This is the first directly imaged and confirmed companion to a Sun-like star, and as such marks the dawn of a new era in planet detection," said Ray Jayawardhana, a University of Toronto researcher who was not involved in the discovery but has seen the scientific paper.
Looks promising. News like this brings these images to my mind. I am such a trekky!
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