# A Giant Planet Imaged in the Disk of the Young Star β Pictoris

@article{Lagrange2010AGP,
title={A Giant Planet Imaged in the Disk of the Young Star $\beta$ Pictoris},
author={Anne-Marie Lagrange and Micka{\"e}l Bonnefoy and Ga{\"e}l Chauvin and D{\'a}niel Apai and David Ehrenreich and Anthony Boccaletti and Damien Gratadour and Daniel Rouan and David Mouillet and Sylvestre Lacour and Markus Kasper},
journal={Science},
year={2010},
volume={329},
pages={57 - 59}
}
• Published 16 June 2010
• Physics, Geology
• Science
Planet Is Born The 10-million-year-old star β Pictoris, has long been suspected to host a planet. Through images obtained with the Very Large Telescope, an array of four telescopes located in Chile, Lagrange et al. (p. 57, published online 10 June) now confirm the presence of a young, giant planet, β Pictoris b, orbiting within the dusty disk that surrounds the star. β Pictoris b orbits closer to its star than Uranus and Neptune do to the Sun in our solar system. This orbital separation is…
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