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  • n. Genitive form of Pictor used when naming stars, such as α Pictoris.


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  • Myself, I thought namechecking the beta Pictoris rubble halo made me fireproof for at least a century, and by that time I'd be dead and I wouldn't care whether there were planets in the system or not.

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  • But I did remember years ago hearing that astronomers had identified what they believed to be a disc of gas and dust and rubble surrounding the star beta Pictoris, a proto-solar system.

    November 30th, 2008

  • And, the planet that the astronomers tracked in its orbit is Beta Pictoris b, a

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  • They had found a planet, dubbed β Pictoris b, with an orbital period between 17 and 35 years.


  • The star, β Pictoris, first drew attention 25 years ago when a sky survey by the NASA spacecraft Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph found that it was emitting unusually intense infrared radiation.


  • In 2003, β Pictoris b (artist's impression, left) was imaged on one side of the star; by 2009, it had traveled to the other side.


  • "Beta Pictoris is now clear proof that this is indeed possible," Lagrange said.

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  • Scientists hope to record the full orbit of Beta Pictoris B around its parent star.

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  • But … how are we going to knoe if β Pictoris b is a planet if we don't know what a planet is in first place!

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  • Lots of Carbon Found in Debris Disk Around Beta Pictoris

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