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51 Pegasi and its planet

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51 Pegasi and its planet Detected in 1995 by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the Geneva Observatory, the plnaet orbiting 51 Pegasi was the first exoplanet found orbiting a main sequence star.

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