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Star-tling picture of 'new Sun'

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posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:25 PM
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THIS is the first sensational image of what is believed to be a planet orbiting another Sun.

The dramatic photograph shows the star, 500 light years away, as a blazing fireball.


At the top left of the picture is an orange speck that scientists strongly suspect is a giant planet

www.thesun.co.uk...




posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:26 PM
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amazing picture i gotta say!



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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I think there are a couple of existing thread already present
for this news...



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by communicator
I think there are a couple of existing thread already present
for this news...


sorry if there is i searched couldnt find one



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by brettcal82
amazing picture i gotta say!

Yeah, it is, especially considering it's 500 light years away.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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can we see this sun with our eyes?
or need a telescope?

Nia



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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You may be able to see the sun, but it'll just be a star in the sky.

blogs.discovermagazine.com...

Here's a link to the Bad Astronomy Blog about the find, a little bit more information for you.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by NW111
 


You may be able to see the sun, but it'll just be a star in the sky.

blogs.discovermagazine.com...

Here's a link to the Bad Astronomy Blog about the find, a little bit more information for you.


its not just saying the sun the main big pic there saying is a new sun



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 02:05 AM
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That is an amazing picture, however, it's not "the first". Here's one from September 2004:


A group of European-led astronomers has made a photograph of what appears to be a planet orbiting another star. If so, it would be the first confirmed picture of a world beyond our solar system.


www.space.com...

edition.cnn.com...

Even before that, here's one from May 2004, which may be the first:


The researchers are very cautious not to claim any discovery yet. The faint point of light, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, might instead be a background star or a very distant galaxy and requires follow-up observations to be confirmed.


www.space.com...

I'll try to find out if any conclusions were made about those two.

Nice find. S&F!


Edit: okay, it may in fact be the first around a "sun-like" star as mentioned in your link. The ones I linked are considered dwarf stars, so I guess they don't count.

Here's a little more info on this new discovery:

www.space.com...

[edit on 17-9-2008 by Niobis]



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 02:19 AM
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Here's one from April 2005, which is around a sun-like star:


After a few close calls, astronomers have finally obtained the first photograph of a planet beyond our solar system... And this time they say they're sure. Though some doubt lingers about the mass of the object.

...It orbits a star similar to a young version of our Sun.


www.space.com...



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 02:25 AM
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Huh?
The magazine is the Sun, yes. This, however, is not a new sun. This is another star in our galaxy, as such, it would be a star to us?
I'm not sur ewhat you are saying honestly.

As for it being new, truthfully, the lanet and it's size are what's interesting, not the finding of a planet orbiting another star or sun.
It's eight times the size of Jupiter, if it is a sun. Beyond that, if it is a gas giant, it's further out than it's supposed to be, based on our understanding of the make up of the solar system.
The planet giving mixed results of either a planet or a star.
If it is a new planet, then scientists will have to rethink some theories (which is awsome!) If not, then it's anotehr star in a odd place. It'll take a while bfore we can decide for sure.



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:03 PM
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Oddly enough, if that "orange spec" was claimed by someone to be a picture of a UFO, everyone would say "That's just some light refrected by the camera lens".



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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thanks :-)

I guess it is the star we can see with our eyes..
I hope it will not explore and send us into a black-hole
Oh forget! this is LHC making for us


thanks for your answers :-)

Nia




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