Kathryn Aegis (
Thu, 28 May 1998 16:09:22 -0700 (PDT)

>From various news sources:

Susan Terebey of the Extrasolar Research Corporation (Pasadena, California)
and her team of astronomers, utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope have
announced the sighting of an object that they believe to be a young planet.
The object was found and photographed within a star-formation region within
the constellation Taurus, about 450 light years from Earth. The object is 2
to 3 times the size of Jupiter and seems to have been ejected 130 billion
miles from the two stars that produced it, in a sort of 'slingshot'
gravitational force.

More photographs will be taken in an attempt to determine whether the object
is indeed a young planet or a dwarf star.