But first: yay for Beta Pictoris! For at least the past two and a half decades this has been a candidate star for having a planetary system. And now thanks to the European Southern Observatory's honkin'-big 8.2 meter Very Large Telescope, we've got the first observation of an extra-solar planet orbiting a star (namely, Beta Pictoris).
Click to enjoy an extra-huge aperture of astronomical goodness!
Click on the above link for better explanation about how neat this is. And thanks to Shane Thacker for finding this story.