Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Exoplanet Directly Observed by Subaru Telescope

GJ 504b orbits at least 44 Earth-Sun distances from its host star, similar to Pluto's average distance from the Sun. The light from the host star has been suppressed in this image, revealing a tiny blue-white companion in the upper right corner. Click on the image to see two side-by-side observations of the speck which distinguish it from background noise.

If you like to read research papers, here is a link to the paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.2886

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