Friday, November 14, 2008

Fomalhaut b — Extrasolar Planet in Visible Light

Yowza! NASA has released images of the first planet outside our solar system that we've directly observed and photographed. Readers, may I introduce Fomalhaut b...

NASA, ESA, et al.

It's a planet probably three times the size of Jupiter. The full image is kind of squished here, but you can see it big at Astronomy Picture of the Day.

This is the result of years of painstaking work. Read more about it at Science NASA.

"When I consider the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you have set in place..." —Psalm 8

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At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool stuff! This is why we need to go fix the Hubble one more time and why we should do things like that proposed telescope on the moon.

By the way Jeff I finally just finished Sunborn. I deliberately slowed myself down to savor this one, especially since I knew it'd be a while before we get the next one. You get your usual big thumbs up from me, in fact I just got done at Amazon writing a review.

- tsmacro

At 1:38 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Great, Marco! Glad you liked it, and thanks for the review at Amazon!


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