New Planets Discovered

New Planets Discovered

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Top, a direct image of the star HR 8799. Below, the image

after computer processing, which reduces the star­light to

a bunch of speckles and allows three presumed planets to

appear as faint red dots around the star at about 1:00,
5:00 and 10:00 o'­clock. The images were taken in infra-red
light with the Keck telescope, and the bottom image covers
the same area as shown in the box in the top image.
(Credit goes to
National Research Council Canada

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