51 Eridani b: Jupiter-Like Exoplanet Discovered 97 Light-Years Away

Astronomers using the Gemini Planet Imager have discovered a young Jupiter-like planet orbiting a nearby star known as 51 Eridani. The newly-discovered planet, named 51 Eridani b (51 Eri b), is located approximately 97 light-years from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. It is only 20 million years old, a mere infant by astronomy standards. The [...] —> Read More