[Finding stars and exoplanets these days seems an almost trivial, monthly affair. But back in November of 2008 it was anything but, especially with planets orbiting an … ordinary … star by our accounts.]
Astronomers capture first images of new planets, the headline reads.
Further reading quotes Christian Marois, a lead astronomer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, and the lead astronomer in the study of star HR8799 as saying,
The star, estimated to be 1.5 times the size of our own sun, and surrounded by 3 planets all many times larger than the largest planet in our own solar system – Jupiter – is considered a “normal” star according to Marois.