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A team of European astronomers has released what they have confirmed to be the first photograph of an extrasolar planet. A possible candidate was announced last year, but questions about its contents linger to today. The new image appears to have been substantiated as the real thing however. The smaller orange blob in the picture below orbits GQ Lupi about three times the distance that Neptune orbits our sun. Space.com has a full writeup on the story here.

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