Hubble sees 'planet' around star

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posted on May, 12 2004 @ 08:31 AM
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Just thought you ppl would find this interesting.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Exciting times regarding space, we seem to be discovering quite a lot just recently.




posted on May, 12 2004 @ 08:34 AM
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Nice news find!

(sigh) I wish our space travel were at a better stage or the stars were closer. I have always wanted to explore other planets.



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 08:41 AM
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that's awesome! hopefully it is a planet, and not just a background image.

with all the exoplanets that have been discvered being several times the mass of jupiter i would have thought it would put an end to the thought of jupiter being a failed star.

but what could be interesting is, that such a large body still has to put out a ton of radiation. far more than jupiter at least. if we had a better telescope, it would be amazing to find earth, or even jupiter sized, moons orbiting it.



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 08:46 AM
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Hi Byrd, cmdrkeenkid.


I agree, it would be great if Hubble were able too 'zoom' in on distant planets, so we could get a better view of them, instead of the fuzzy images were currently getting, cant moan though, Hubble does an amazing job.

I think i read somewhere there were plans for a more powerful telescope to be put in orbit, if true imagine what that may reveal



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 03:44 PM
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I really hope this turns out to be true, maybe it will help publicise Hubble and make a servicing mission more likely



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by Popeye


I really hope this turns out to be true, maybe it will help publicise Hubble and make a servicing mission more likely


More importantly if this does turn out to be the first planet directly obeservable by hubble then it bodes well for the next generation of space telescopes the first of which goes up in 2007. The true universe is gonna be unveiled soon and its gonna be shocking i think.



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 05:17 PM
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh *bounces* Kooly! I'd LOVE to see some pictures of exoplanets! Do you think they'll get any? ^____________^



posted on May, 12 2004 @ 05:57 PM
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Luckily they found this just AFTER the announcement that our government in their infinite wisdom has decided to let the Hubble crash & burn.


jra

posted on May, 12 2004 @ 06:42 PM
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This could be really cool if it turns out to be a planet. I know it's probably hard focusing on a planet so far away, but maybe once they determine its exact location, they might be able to focus in on it better (if it turns out to be a planet). It sure would be sweet to see a clearer picture of a world that's not in our solar system.





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