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The Brown Dwarf 2M1207 and its Planetary Companion
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The Brown Dwarf 2M1207 and its Planetary Companion

August 23, 2005
The first planet outside of our solar system to be imaged orbits a brown dwarf (centre-right) at a distance that is nearly twice as far as Neptune is from the sun. The photo is based on three near-infrared exposures (in the H, K and L' wavebands) with the NACO adaptive-optics facility at the 8.2-m VLT Yepun telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory.


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