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APOD: Companion of a Young, Sun-like Star Confirmed Feature Summary

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From Physics Research
Title:
APOD: Companion of a Young, Sun-like Star Confirmed
Description:
You are looking at the first telescopic image of a confirmed planet in orbit around a Sun-like star. The young planet is still quite warm, and therefore radiating considerable energy, which makes it relatively easy to detect. To learn more, see APOD: Companion of a Young, Sun-like Star Confirmed.
Image:
image credit: D. Lafreniere, R. Jayawardhana, M. van Kerkwijk (<a href="http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/" target="_blank">University of Toronto</a>); <a href="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100704.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/exoplanet_gemin-large.jpg/" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: D. Lafreniere, R. Jayawardhana, M. van Kerkwijk (University of Toronto); image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/exoplanet_gemin-large.jpg
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