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. Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced the discovery on 6 October 1995.[1][2] It is 50 light years away in the direction of the constellation Pegasus.[3]

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  1. Ilovaisky, S. A. (2002-03-25). "Une planète autour de 51 Pegasi" (in French). Retrieved 2020-03-17.
  2. Mayor, Michael; Queloz, Didier (23 November 1995). "A Jupiter-mass companion to a solar-type star". Nature. 378 (6555): 355–359. Bibcode:1995Natur.378..355M. doi:10.1038/378355a0. S2CID 4339201.
  3. Deborah Byrd and Eleanor Imster 2017. Today in science: 1st planet orbiting a sunlike star. [1] SPACE October 6, 2017.