Friday, November 21, 2008


Exoplanet? In Blue

Credit: ESO

Beta pictoris seen in infrared

The hot sport of finding evidence of extrasolar planets results in amazing imagery. Not surprisingly I love this infrared image of Beta pictoris; it's bright blue! It is not completely proven that the element very close to this star actually is a planet, but evidence point in that direction. If it is in fact a planet, it will the planet orbiting closest to any star that we know of, including in our own planetary system.

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