Object TMR-1C

Follow-up observations of an unusual object initially suspected to be the first directly detected planet outside our solar system have shown that the object is too hot to be a planet. Astronomers now believe it is more likely that the strange object is a background star whose light has been dimmed and reddened by interstellar dust, giving the illusion that it is in the vicinity of the double star system in which it was initially believed to have been a planet.

Credit:

Susan Terebey (Extrasolar Research Corp.), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0013a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 April 2000, 06:00
Size:350 x 350 px

About the Object

Name:TMR 1C
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Near-IR
1.9 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
K
2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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