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TMR-1C




TMR-1C
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.


Reference

  1. 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).

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