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Originally posted by communicator
I think there are a couple of existing thread already present
for this news...
Originally posted by brettcal82
amazing picture i gotta say!
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.
Here's a link to the Bad Astronomy Blog about the find, a little bit more information for you.
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.
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.
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.