File:HST SWEEPS Detail 2006.jpg

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English: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 16 extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars in the central region of our Milky Way galaxy. The planet bonanza was uncovered during a Hubble survey, called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS). Hubble looked farther than has ever successfully been searched for extrasolar planets. Hubble peered at 180,000 stars in the crowded central bulge of our galaxy 26,000 light-years away. That is one-quarter the diameter of the Milky Way's spiral disk.
The SWEEPS 16 extrasolar planet candidate locations are noted on this image.
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Source http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/34/image/h/
Author NASA, ESA, K. Sahu (STScI) and the SWEEPS Science Team
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Detail image of the Sagittarius constellation.

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