First picture of an Extra-solar planet.

First picture of an Extra-solar planet.

First real visual (pictorial, anyway) proof that there are planets around other stars. There is all sorts of other evidence, of course, and scientists have tentatively identified somewhat over 100 extra-solar planets, but this is the first actual picture of another world around another star.
I find it to be rather exciting, though of course the planet is uninhabitable by Earthlike species, being somewhat larger than our own Jupiter.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050401_first_extrasolarplanet_pic.html
 

maccool

Diabloii.Net Member
That's not a large gas giant in close orbit to a star, that's a space station!

Well, it's not, but it's cool. Well, being so close to a star, it's probably not all that cool. Cool in the slang.
 

Ev_

Diabloii.Net Member
April Fools!!! :p

Man that's awesome. I've wondered when the first pic would be taken. Exciting stuff.
 
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