Canadian Astronomers have photographed a possible “alien planet”, which appears as an orange spot in the orbit of a nearby sun-like star, using powerful “adaptive optics” fitted to the Gemeni North telescope in Hawaii.

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“The new world was spotted 500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius, the scorpion. Astronomers were puzzled by its distance from its parent star which is 330 times further than we are from the sun.”

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Micah Hanks

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Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at info@micahhanks.com.