Young, Jupiter-like planet 51 Eridani b discovered by Gemini Planet Imager

Young, Jupiter-like planet 51 Eridani b discovered by Gemini Planet Imager.The new planet 51 Eridani b is about twice as massive as Jupiter and orbits a star that is just 20 million years old – “born … 40 million years after the dinosaurs died out,” noted Eric Nielsen, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and the SETI Institute, in a news release announcing the discovery.

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