Exoplanets: spotted!

Posted by: Emily McManus

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy shares the thrill:

This is incredible: For the first time, ever, astronomers have captured an optical image of a planet orbiting a star like our own.

And that’s not all: we also have a second picture showing TWO planets orbiting a second star!

(Calm down. Breathe, breathe.)

Read the whole post to find out what’s in the picture below: