From 63 Light Years Away, An Exoplanet is Ready for Its Closeup
“Recently, a major milestone in space exploration was reached: a planet was captured in a picture! That may not sound like a big deal; after all we’ve been enjoying beautiful, highly detailed color photography of planets—Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the rest—for a long time. The big deal is that the planet captured in this shot, a gas giant planet named Beta Pictoris b, is 63 light years away–over 100,000 times farther away than even Pluto.”
Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.