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David

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TMR-1C

TMR-1C is 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.

 

TMR-1C

 


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).