Author Archives: Robert Naeye , David Shiga

Exoplanet Image Confirmed?

Astronomers may have their long-coveted first image of an extrasolar planet, thanks to follow-up observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope. But it all depends on the definition of a "planet." The object in question does not orbit a normal star. Rather, it orbits a brown dwarf — an object containing insufficient mass to sustain…