Astronomers Detect Reflected Light from Hot Jupiter Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b

April 22, 2015 7:55 PM

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For the first time, astronomers have directly detected visible light reflected off an extrasolar planet.

The first exoplanet ever discovered around a normal star, 51 Pegasi b, is located in the northern constellation Pegasus, roughly 50 light-years away.

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