A new extrasolar planet is 300 light years from Earth

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A new extrasolar planet is 300 light years from Earth

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

A new gas planet was discovered and photographed while orbiting a star about 300 light years from Earth. It could be the last big planet directly observed outside the solar system, scientists have said. A talk, today, many US media outlets. A photo of the planet has been released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in which we see the gas giant (called HD 95086 b) that revolves around a star (called HD95086). The observation was made ​​possible thanks to the 'Very Large Telescope', the system of telescopes of Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, in Chile. From the brightness of the planet, scientists have concluded that it is four or five times larger than Jupiter .