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Glow of Distant Worlds

Glow of Distant Worlds

A new technique has allowed scientists to see the glow of two extrasolar planets for the first time.The two Jupiter-sized bodies, which each orbit around a different star, were recently detected in infrared light. The artist's rendering on the left, by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt, depicts how either planet might appear in both visible and infrared light. Read more at Space.com(1).

1. http://space.com/scienceastronomy/030522_exoplanet_direct.html

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