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Darkstar
08-04-2005, 23:30:25
Story:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050401_first_extrasolarplanet_pic.html
They've been back and forth if it was really a planet, or just a dim companion. The decision is in... it's a planet!


The image (not very impressive):
http://www.space.com/images/050401_FIRST_PLANET_02.jpg
It is the smaller orange and white globe labelled "b", for those of you experiencing a Drekkus moment. ;)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-04-2005, 23:39:04
It's dust. Someone should polish the Hubble lenses.

Provost Harrison
09-04-2005, 00:17:10
:cool:

Cruddy
09-04-2005, 00:21:25
Either an awfully big planet or a really weenie star.