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1st Direct Image Of An Exoplanet


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    Astronomers believe they have captured the first ever directly viewed images of planets in other solar systems

    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0811...-exoplanet.html

    The first image, viewed in infra-red wavelengths shows a triple planetary system orbiting the star HR8799 in the constellation Pegasus approx 130 light years, and the second image in visible light showing a young gas giant clearing a path through planetary debris around the star Fomalhaut approx 25 light years away

    A remarkable breakthrough!

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    Credit: National Research Council Canada.

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    Credit: Paul Kalas/UC Berkeley; STScI

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