Saturday, July 13, 2013

Astronomers Determine Color Of Planet Outside Our Solar System

Via TPM:
LONDON (AP) — Astronomers have for the first time managed to determine the color of a planet outside the solar system, a blue gas giant some 63 light years away.

NASA - Kornmesser
So... will it be named "Flatt" or "Scruggs"? Well, what would YOU name the first detected "blue gas giant" outside our solar system? Actually, it has been designated "HD 189733B" but we can hope for something more poetic yet to be announced...

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