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First Photo of Planet Around Distant Star

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15 years 8 months ago #72793 by JohnONeill
Replied by JohnONeill on topic Re:First Photo of Planet Around Distant Star
Hi,

A very strange planet. About 300 A.U. from its dim parent star and still very hot at 1800K. Mass is estimated to be about 8 MJ.

The theorists are going to have a field day!

John

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15 years 8 months ago #72815 by Seanie_Morris
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Declan,
don't get me wrong, I know enhancement of images from the depths of space is needed to bring out detail, but for some reason, I just can't get my head around that visually in the photo here the star is so overwhelmingly enhanced, yet the planet is a perfect dot not so far away. It just doesn't look right, let alone real!

Frank,
I was serious! B)

Keith,
thanks for backing me up... :evil:

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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