Direct Image of a "Second Jupiter"

The SEEDS project successfully took a direct image of the lightest extrasolar planet, a so-called “second Jupiter.”

The extrasolar planet, called GJ504b, revolves around a solar-type star about 60 light-years away from us. A high-contrast infrared camera installed on the Subaru Telescope was used to take this image.

This is the faintest and coldest extrasolar planet ever imaged directly.

Project Extra-Solar Planet Office
Instrument Subaru Telescope + HiCIAO
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