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.


ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger (

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Release date:22 April 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1517
Related announcements:ann19049
Duration:14 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:51 Pegasi b
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Category:Illustrations (disabled)

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