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Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
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California Institute of Technology

Image of HR 8799

Caption: In this image of the star HR 8799, most of the light from the star itself has been removed, leaving behind a pattern of light called speckles. The Project 1640 instrument then removes the speckles to reveal the planets previously hidden in the glare.

Credit: Project 1640

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