Artist’s impression of the planet Beta Pictoris b

This artist’s view shows the planet orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris. This exoplanet is the first to have its rotation rate measured. Its eight-hour day corresponds to an equatorial rotation speed of 100 000 kilometres/hour — much faster than any planet in the Solar System.

Credit:

ESO L. Calçada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)

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About the Image

Id:eso1414a
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 April 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1414
Size:5000 x 3125 px

About the Object

Name:Beta Pictoris
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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