Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star

Source - NASA Science News for November 13, 2008:

"NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star. The planet, called 'Fomalhaut b', orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut located 25 light-years from Earth.


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Here is another article about 'Fomalhaut b' in which the second picture shows two of the three planets that orbit HR 8799:

Hopefully in the near future we can image Earth-like planets in other systems.

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