Discovery of exoplanet by reflected visible light ‘of great scientific importance,’ astronomers say’

April 22, 2015 10:54 PM

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The first-ever detection of an exoplanet by reflected visible light will open the way to the discovery of many more alien worlds than has so far been possible, say thrilled space enthusiasts.

Astronomers have just made a giant leap forward in the search for alien worlds. For the very first time, they have detected an exoplanet directly by the spectrum of visible light reflected from it.

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