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  • n. Genitive form of Pegasus used when naming stars, such as α Pegasi.


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  • Nobody on Pegasi Prime knows about this experiment.

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  • Finally, in 1995, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz in Switzerland made a claim that stuck: 51 Pegasi b, a Jupiter-size planet about 50 light years away that orbits its star, 51 Pegasi, at the astonishingly rapid pace of once every four days.

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  • Geoff Marcy, one of the most successful early planet finders, recounts the difficulty he had securing funding before the discovery of 51 Pegasi b.

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  • Since the 1995 discovery of a planet orbiting the star 51 Pegasi, which resides about 50 light years away from us, by Swiss astronomers, more than 500 planets have been detected orbiting nearby stars, according to the list kept by Jean Schneider of the Paris Observatory.

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  • For many years before that, it held a dual role, being catalogued as both Alpha Andromedae and Delta Pegasi.

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  • In that span, astronomers have reported more than 500 planets orbiting nearby stars, a gold rush sparked by the 1995 discovery of a large planet orbiting the star 51 Pegasi, some 51 light years away, by members of a Swiss team.

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  • It was no coincidence that the emergence of astrobiology as a respected and, soon after, a hot field of research occurred in the mid- and late 1990s—right as it became clear that the discovery of the first extrasolar planet, 51 Pegasi, would be followed by many more.

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  • V391b Pegasi and its sun are located some 4,500 light years from our solar system, and the planet is three times heavier than Jupiter, the largest planet revolving around the sun.

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  • But these characteristics do not make V391 Peg and V391b Pegasi very different from the 200 exoplanets that have already been discovered.

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  • The planet V391b Pegasi, whose discovery was made possible by an international team of astrophysicists including researchers at Tel Aviv University, revolves around a "pulsating" star (V391 Peg) that is mutating from its "red giant" status to a shrunken "white dwarf."

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