Gemini-discovered world is most like Jupiter

Hilo HI (SPX) Aug 14, 2015

Going beyond the discovery and imaging of a young Jupiter, astronomers using the Gemini Observatory’s new Planet Imager (GPI) have probed a newly discovered world in unprecedented detail. What they found is a planet about two times the mass of Jupiter, and the most Solar System-like planet ever directly imaged around another star.

The planet, known as 51 Eridani b, orbits its host star at —> Read More