The mysterious object TMR-1C and its protobinaries
Originally suspected to be the first directly detected planet outside our Solar System follow up observations have shown that the object is most likely a background star whose light is has been dimmed and reddened by interstellar dust. Even newer observations have now brought the phantom planet back from oblivion.
It seems that TMR-1C is a protoplanet, located about 1 000 AU from its host stars, which are in the center of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope picture. However the true nature of TMR-1C is still unclear and needs further investigation.
About the Image
|Release date:||28 May 1998, 19:00|
|Size:||404 x 631 px|
About the Object
|Name:||IRAS 04361+2547, TMR-1C|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary|
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
|Distance:||450 light years|
Colours & filters
|1.6 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.9 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|2.05 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|