Astronomers Detect Reflected Light from Hot Jupiter Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b

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. It was discovered in 1995 and is regarded as the archetypal hot Jupiter – a class of [...] —> Read More