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Jun. 10 2010 - 7:29 pm | 28 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Image: A Planet of Another Star

Today’s big science news is this incredible image: the first direct optical sighting of a planet orbiting a star in another solar system.

For the first time, astronomers have been able to directly follow the motion of an exoplanet as it moves from one side of its host star to the other. Credit: ESO.

Phil Plait has much more information on this historic photograph.


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