First Look at Earth 2


The News Robot
Jul 28, 2004
First Look at Earth 2

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto have captured the first image of a planet orbiting a sun-like star. The image (click to enlarge) was taken at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, and the planet you're seeing here is about six times the mass of Jupiter. It's much farther from its star than Earth is, but luckily the planet is hot enough that it's probably keeping the aliens who live there toasty warm. The star system is 500 light years away. [via National Geographic]

(Via io9)