Exoplanet 51 Pegasi B Becomes First Alien World Observed In Visible Light Spectrum

April 23, 2015 12:12 AM

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Astronomers have imaged an exoplanet — 51 Pegasi b — in visible light for the first time ever. What could this mean for the future of astronomy?(Photo : ESO/M. Kornmesser | Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org) | Eureka Alert)

Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b has just been imaged for the first time in visible light. This is the first time ever that a world orbiting a star other than the sun has been recorded in the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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