Direct Imaging of Multiple Planets Orbiting the Star HR 8799

  title={Direct Imaging of Multiple Planets Orbiting the Star HR 8799},
  author={Christian Marois and Bruce A. Macintosh and Travis S. Barman and Ben Zuckerman and Inseok Song and Jennifer L. Patience and David Lafreni{\'e}re and Ren{\'e} Doyon},
  pages={1348 - 1352}
Direct imaging of exoplanetary systems is a powerful technique that can reveal Jupiter-like planets in wide orbits, can enable detailed characterization of planetary atmospheres, and is a key step toward imaging Earth-like planets. Imaging detections are challenging because of the combined effect of small angular separation and large luminosity contrast between a planet and its host star. High-contrast observations with the Keck and Gemini telescopes have revealed three planets orbiting the… 

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