The star and its companion lie about 500 light-years from Earth.
"This is the first time we have directly seen a planetary mass object in a likely orbit around a star like our Sun," said lead author David Lafreniere.
"If we confirm that this object is indeed gravitationally tied to the star, it will be a major step forward."
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Exoplanet 'circles normal star'