Best Space Photos of the Week - May 5, 2014

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Beta Pictoris b in Pictures: An Alien Planet Image Gallery

Credit: ESO L. Calçada/N. Risinger
This artist’s view shows the planet orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris. This exoplanet is the first to have its rotation rate measured. Its eight-hour…Read More »

day corresponds to an equatorial rotation speed of 100,000 kilometers/hour — much faster than any planet in the Solar System. [See more photos here.]   Less «
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