An object (seen to the lower left in the photo) that initially appeared
to be a large planet, or possibly a brown dwarf, that had been ejected from
a binary pair of young protostars, TMR-1A and B. The discovery was made
by Susan Tereby and her colleagues of the Extraterrestrial Research Corporation
while examining an image of a star-forming region obtained using the Hubble
Space Telescope NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera and Multi-image Spectrometer).
It now appears that TMR-1C is itself a normal star.
- Tereby, S., van Buren, D., Hancock, T., Padgett, D., and Brundage,
M. "A Candidate Protoplanet in the Taurus Star Forming Region," Astrophysical
Journal Letters, 507, L71 (1998).
PLANETS AND SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS