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Exoplanet Confirmed

(4)At the top of the second hour, astronomer Phil Plait(1) commented on an image taken last September on ESO's Very Large Telescope in northern Chile that shows a planet orbiting a star in another solar system. The planet is the fuzzy red sphere to the lower left of the large blue object, which is the parent star. Read the ESO press release here(2) and Plait's blog about it here(3).
Later in the hour, Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission also briefly shared his opinion about the new planetary discovery.

1. http://www.badastronomy.com/
2. http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2005/pr-12-05.html
3. http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/
4. http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2005/pr-12-05.html

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