First Confirmed Picture of a Planet Beyond the Solar System

Posted by in Photos, Technology reports the first photograph of a confirmed planet outside our solar system. The photograph shows the young star – supposed to be similar to our Sun and the planet itself.

I think there is still some doubts about the size and mass of the planet – currently speculated to be 2 or 3 times as big as Jupiter.

The discovery and photographs were made by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory in Chile.