Strange New Worlds…


This is not our sun, nor is the object that is above, and to the left, is not of our solar system.

The first direct image of an extra-solar planet has been confirmed.


This photo taken by Gemini Observatory’s adaptive optics system in infrared light shows the star 1RSX J160929.1-210524 and its likely ~8 Jupiter-mass planet(dot at upper left). The extrasolar planet is touted as the first directly photographed. Full Story. Credit: Gemini Observatory

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