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First direct shot of a planet around another star

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  • Joe (uuk) McGonagle
    Planet seen around distant sun European and American scientists say they have photographed a planet outside the Solar System for the first time. The European
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      Planet 'seen' around distant sun

      European and American scientists say they have photographed a
      planet outside the Solar System for the first time.

      The European Southern Observatory group said the red image is the
      first direct shot of a planet around another star.

      The planet, known as 2M1207b, is about five times the size of
      Jupiter and is orbiting at a distance nearly twice as far as
      Neptune is from our Sun.

      The parent star and planet are more than 200 light-years away
      near the southern constellation of Hydra.

      Full article at:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4501323.stm

      Joe
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