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News Release 672 of 951

May 28, 1998 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-19

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Hubble Takes First Image of a Possible Planet around Another Star and Finds a Runaway World

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Video: Zoom-In/Visualization of TMR-1C Planet

Running Time: 22 seconds

Zooming into the Taurus star-forming cloud, as seen in visible light, the young binary and planet are revealed as the wavelength shifts to the near infrared. A simulated 3D flyby indicates a possible interpretation of the layout of this region and its possible young planet.

Credit: Robert L. Hurt (IPAC/Caltech

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Zoom-In/Visualization of TMR-1C Planet Running Time: 22 seconds
False Color Protoplanet Formation Running Time: 23 seconds
SSU Webcast: Hubble Sees Runaway Planet Running Time: 1 hour 14 minutes 36 seconds