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    First Image of Another Multi-Planet Solar System

    Here's what we've all been waiting for: for the first time, astronomers have taken pictures of a multi-planet solar system, much like ours, orbiting another star. This coincides with announcement of the first visible light image of an extrasolar planet. This new solar system orbits a dusty young star named HR8799, [...]

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    This is an amazing image. I wonder if this (and results from future, bigger ground-based telescopes) will mean we won't need the Terrestrial Planet Finder mission.
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