The Super Earths
01- K-11
02- Migrating Worlds
03- Gliese 581
04- Goldilocks
05- 51 Pegasi
06- Doppler Effect
07- Rhythmic Shift
08- Eccentric Giants
09- Transitters
10- Mu Arae
11- Intermediate World
12- Worlds Observed
13- Extra Solar Earths
14- Migrant Worlds
15- Accretion
16- Core Accretion
17- Disk Erosion
18- Planetary Embryos
19- The Protected Zone
20- Ecosphere
21- Ecosphere II
22- Beta Pictoris
23- Vanquishing Starlight
24- Red Edge / Earth Shine
25- Distant Continents
26- The Age of Stars
   

05 - 51 Pegasi

 

 

The first planet orbiting a star other than our own sun was found in 1995. This planet circles a sun-like star, 51 PEGASI, in the constellation Pegasus, just over 50 light years away.

The planet’s presence was detected by changes in the spectrum of light that we receive from the star. This is still the primary means by which exoplanets are located.

 
  Alan Lambert 2011