A First in Astronomy

Recent press releases indicate that astronomers claim to be 99.1% sure that they have imaged the first extrasolar planet. ("extrasolar" means "outside of our solar system"). The planet in question is a gas giant about 1.5 times larger than Jupiter that is orbiting a brown dwarf about 225 light years from here.

This is very exciting news for those of us who follow this sort of thing!

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