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Interesting fact that may only interest me…

Posted by bencoping on November 13, 2008

Exciting stuff out of the Hubble folks (and the folks in Hawaii who run the Keck):

That boys and girls is the first ever optical image of another planet outside of our solar system.  Roughly 25 light years away.  If that doesn’t blow your mind, then there is no hope.

source: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/11/13/huge-exoplanet-news-items-pictures/

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5 Responses to “Interesting fact that may only interest me…”

  1. Spikeles said

    Actually THIS http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2005/04/29/first-exoplanet-imaged/ is the first, the ones that have just been announced are the first that orbit a star that is comparable to our own.

  2. Ben Acquitted said

    No, this is bad ass & is of interest to Ben Acquitted as well. Didn’t they get a shot of another planet roughly about 100 light years away? Irregardless, this is fucking sweet. Now the darn LHC needs to get up & running. Science will overcome!

  3. KIP from 88 said

    KIP from the 88 thinks you guys were a lot cooler in the beginning. B.O.R.I.N.G. KIP has faith though, you’ll get back in the game.

  4. KIP from 88 said

    KIP from 88 didn’t mean to offend anyone. KIP from 88 thinks the planet thing is really interesting, and Ben Acquitted is right the LHC needs to smash some stuff.

  5. mike from akron said

    mike from akron thinks he could take kip from 88 in a bare-knuckled boxing match.

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