The Big Think

May 20, 2014

The Greatest Digital Photo Ever?

Filed under: Science,Space/Astronomy,Technology — jasony @ 9:47 pm



“The tiny white speck you see is Beta Pictoris b, a planet some 63 light-years away from Earth (that’s 3.70345488 × 1014 miles for those calculating at home). It is being hailed as the ‘best ever’ direct photo of a planet outside of our solar system (the giant mass next to it is a star). It was snapped during a 60-second exposure with the Gemini Planet Imager, a camera 10 years in the making that should bring distant planets to light for the first time.”


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 8:40 am

“Never discount punctuality. We have a limited amount of time on earth and it is profoundly selfish to take someone’s irreplaceable asset.”

Powered by WordPress