Identification of features of TWR-1C

Originally suspected to be the first directly detected planet outside our solar system follow up observations have shown that the object is most likley a backgrpund star whose light is has been dimmed and reddened by interestellar dust. However, even newer observations now brought the phantom planet back from oblivion.

It seems that TMR-1C is a protoplanet, located about 1 000 AU from its protobinary host stars. The two protostars, a prominent gas filament and the protoplanet itself are the visible features of the system on this image.



About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:28 May 1998, 19:00
Size:350 x 453 px

About the Object

Name:TMR 1C
Type:Milky Way : Planet

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