November 13, 2008

Something Wonderful

Reminded me of this. But, this ranks on the historical significance scale. "And for the first time in the history of creation, a creature on a planet in our solar system was looking at an image of planets orbiting in another."

Circling HR 8799, 128 light years (128 X 1.46 trillion kilometres) from Earth, the planetary trio are between seven and 10 times the mass of Jupiter.

UPDATE: OK, this is funny/sad. Another article claiming the same thing, a day later than the Canadian discovery, yet featured in the Globe and Mail. So, Canada was first, but Canada's newspaper labels us second?

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