Artist’s impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b

This artist’s view shows the hot Jupiter exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, sometimes referred to as Bellerophon, which orbits a star about 50 light-years from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). This was the first exoplanet around a normal star to be found in 1995. Twenty years later this object was also the first exoplanet to be be directly detected spectroscopically in visible light.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)

About the Image

Id:eso1517a
Type:Artwork
Release date:22 April 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1517
Size:5000 x 3144 px

About the Object

Name:51 Pegasi b, Bellerophon
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets
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