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Planets sighted around distant star

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 14th, 2008.

In astronomical news this week: For the first time, images have been captured of a planetary system orbiting another star. Extra-solar planets have been discovered before (notably by New Zealand’s own MOA group). But the techniques used have involved inferences such as gravitational wobbles or subtle dimming of the stars’ brightness, rather than direct imaging […]

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