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SETI public: Images of extra-solar planets within 10 years?



There's nothing really new in this radio segment until the very end where
Mr. Baron
makes the statement that direct imaging of small extra-solar planets is
only a decade away!


http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnpd01fm.cfm?PrgDate=12%2F15%2F1999&PrgID=2


Distant Planets Confirmed  -- NPR's David Baron reports scientists have
found the first direct evidence of planets in distant solar systems. In
one study, published in the journal Nature, astronomers detected light
apparently reflected by a star's orbiting planet. In two other studies,
to be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists claim to
have seen the shadow cast by a planet as it passed in front of its star.
(4:30)