Software-processed NICMOS image of HR 8799 planetary system

Recent, sophisticated software processing of the NICMOS data removes most of the scattered starlight to reveal three planets orbiting HR 8799. Astronomers used this decade-old image to calculate the orbits of the planets.


NASAESA, and R. Soummer (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:10 October 2011, 15:25
Size:1032 x 1032 px

About the Object

Name:HR 8799
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System

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