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.Credit:
NASA & ESA
About the Image
|Release date:||28 May 1998, 19:00|
|Size:||350 x 453 px|