The near-infrared image of the binary stars. The faint object in the lower left may be a planet.
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Courtesy of S. Terebey and NASA
News story originally written on May 29, 1998
Possible planet? Scientists may have the first picture of a planet outside of our solar system. They found this picture while looking through pictures that the Hubble telescope had taken.
This possible planet has been given the name TMR-1C. What would you name a planet if you could? The mass of TMR-1C is estimated to be 2-3 times the mass of Jupiter.
This could turn out to be the most exciting discovery ever made with the Hubble Space Telescope!
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