Software-Processed NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System
Software-Processed NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System
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News release ID: STScI-2011-29
Release Date: Oct 6, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
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Recent, sophisticated software processing of the NICMOS data removes most of the scattered starlight to reveal three planets orbiting HR 8799. Astronomers used this decade-old image to calculate the orbits of the planets.


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Astronomical, Data, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Planets, Stars

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Soummer (STScI)