Extrasolar Planet 51 Eridani b

Extrasolar Planet 51 Eridani b

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News release ID: STScI-2015-30
Release Date: Aug 13, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
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This is an image of the Jupiter-like extrasolar planet 51 Eridani b, taken by the Gemini Planet Imager in near-infrared light on December 18, 2014. The bright central star 51 Eridani is hidden behind a mask in the center of the image to enable the detection of the exoplanet one million times fainter.


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Annotated Observations, Exoplanets, Stars

Credits

J. Rameau (University of Montreal) and C. Marois (National Research Council of Canada Herzberg)