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51 Eridani b
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Discovery image of the extrasolar planet 51 Eridani b as seen in near-infrared light by the Gemini Planet Imager in Chile on December 14, 2014. The bright star at the center, 51 Eridani, has been masked as it is 1 million times brighter than the planet.
J. Rameau, University of Montreal / C. Marois, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Original image data dated on or about December 14, 2014.
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: J. Rameau, University of Montreal / C. Marois, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
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