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Planet hidden in Hubble archives

A new way to process images reveals an extrasolar planet that had been hiding in an 11-year-old Hubble picture

2:25pm, February 27, 2009

Like tiny jewels not yet uncovered, a trove of previously unknown extrasolar planets — perhaps as many as 100 — await discovery in a vast archive of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the results of a new search technique suggest.

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