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October 6, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-29

Astronomers Find Elusive Planets in Decade-Old Hubble Data

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Image: Software-Processed NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System

Software-Processed NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System

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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.

Object Name: HR 8799

Image Type: Astronomical/Data

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

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Montage Image: HR 8799 Exoplanet System Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration/Annotated HR 8799 Exoplanet SystemPRC2011-29 NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System Image Type: Astronomical NICMOS Image of HR 8799 Planetary System Positional Schmatic of the Members of the HR 8799 Exoplanet System Image Type: Illustration Positional Schmatic of the Members of the HR 8799 Exoplanet System

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