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images of exoplanets released!

Started by maurice clark, 11/13/2008 01:02PM
Posted 11/13/2008 01:02PM Opening Post
Hi all,

Two teams of researchers have released images of exoplanets.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7725584.stm

This is quite an achievement!

Cheers

Maurice

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Posted 11/13/2008 01:09PM #1
Awesome stuff! 8)

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 11/13/2008 01:26PM #2
That's totally awesome. Very cool.

Andreas

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Posted 11/15/2008 01:46AM #3
Actually, news of this import should be read straight from the source:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2008-211

http://www.gemini.edu/node/11151

This is to prevent you from being misinformed by excited science writers

Regardless, it is a stunning discovery, so stunning it has generated headlines in the Fourth Estate. Already, it is CNNs feature story on its web page.