First map of an exosolar planet

| May 13, 2007

And here it is:

(Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.)

This planet is some 63 light-years away from us. It is one of the so-called “hot Jupiter” planets, that is, a gas giant that is in a very close, tight orbit around its star. You can find more details here.

Yeah, I know there’s not a lot of resolution, but that’s because we haven’t launched the Webb Space Telescope yet. Just you wait….   ..bruce..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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