Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I couldn't believe it when I saw it, the first real proof that there are other worlds orbiting distant stars. University of Toronto researchers managed to snap an image of a gas giant planet orbiting more than 330 AU's from it's parent star, 1RXS J160929.1-210524. Both objects are about 500 light years away.
There are tons of implications of this discovery, but for the moment, I just want to sit back and wonder at something I never thought I would ever see.
Another world. In a completely different star system.