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"In the near-infrared images taken of one young star about 500 light years from Earth, they discovered a companion to the star which they say is a giant planet about eight times the size of Jupiter."
"Near-infrared images have been taken of planets orbiting dim brown dwarf stars, but this is the first image of a planet orbiting a star that is similar in size to our sun, they said."
"The discovered object is closer to a brown dwarf star than to a planet like Earth, but is still small enough to be considered a planet."
"It also appears to orbit the star at a distance of roughly 330 times the distance from the Earth to the sun."