51 Pegasi b

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Conception of 51 Pegasi b

51 Pegasi b, also called Bellerephon or 51 Peg b, is the first extrasolar planet discovered orbiting a main-sequence star, 51 Pegasi, discovered by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on 6 October 1995. It is 50 light years away in the direction of the constellation Pegasus.[1]

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  1. Deborah Byrd and Eleanor Imster 2017. Today in science: 1st planet orbiting a sunlike star. [1] SPACE October 6, 2017.