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First picture of planet outside out solar system

This isn't our Sun. This other sun is 470 light-years away from our home. Its name is 1RXS J160929.1-210524, and the orange sphere near it has been confirmed today as an orbiting planet. The first photo of an extra-solar planet.

"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
That is VERY cool! But I thought the image of the star had to be blocked out in order to see the planet, since the star is a zillion times brighter than the planet(s). I saw a news story online that showed two or three extrasolar planets around a blocked-out star.
Meant to reply to this earlier, but I'm just getting to it.

This is very cool! Thanks for the post.
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