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Exo-planet imaged
Photon
Toronto researchers have found an exo-planet that they were able to actually image in infrared, as opposed to deducing the planet's existence from indirect means. Although this has been done previously with images of planets around brown dwarfs and the like, this is the first time it's been done around a star similar to our own.

http://www.cbc.ca...image.html

I remember a decade ago, at an AAS meeting that researchers were discussing new optical telescope technology wherein they were hoping to image the cloudtops of an exoplanet within ten years. It hasn't happened yet, but they're getting there.

www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2008/09/15/extrasolar-planet-080915.jpg

Edited by Photon on 09/16/2008 14:17
 
catman
Wow, that's incredible. I had no idea that could be done.
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