The exoplanet was detected using infrared imaging, with no adaptive optics (Image: Gemini Observatory)
The giant exoplanet GU Psc b has an orbital period of 80,000 years (Image: Lucas Granito/Gemini Observatory)
Using an infrared camera, astronomers at the University of Montreal have discovered and directly imaged GU Psc b, a planet with a mass 10 times greater than Jupiter's and orbiting its star at 2,000 times the distance between Earth and our sun. This very rare find will encourage scientists to start looking for exoplanets in places where, thus far, they hadn't even thought to look.
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