Hubble's First Direct Look at Possible Planet Around Another Star

This NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope near-infrared image of newborn binary stars (image center) reveals a long thin nebula pointing toward a faint companion object (bottom left) which could be the first extrasolar planet to be imaged directly.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9819a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 May 1998, 19:00
Size:512 x 512 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 04361+2547, TMR 1
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

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

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