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U of T researchers capture image of planet orbiting distant star

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posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 09:24 AM
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U of T researchers capture image of planet orbiting distant star


www.cbc.ca

"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."
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[edit on 16-9-2008 by MurrayTORONTO]




posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 09:24 AM
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www.cbc.ca
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 16-9-2008 by MurrayTORONTO]



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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local boys! *claps*

interesting article.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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