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I remember reading that usually, star systems with a hot jupiter in them don't tend to contain other planets. As if its migration forced them into the Sun. Well, there have been multiplanet systems with hot jupiters found before, but I wonder if they'll ever find another planet in this system, showing it to be a rather typical system like this.
This system just seems so lonely and I don't feel that enough studying has been done of it. Nice to see it gain some more recognition through this visible reflected light detection proof of concept. Some of these earlier detected planets without transits can now be studied in more detail. Wonder if they'll be able to discover new planets with this technique?
The planet is up to be named soon. I wish it could just be officially recognized as Bellerophon, but I don't think the public naming system in place would allow for that possibility. If I was allowed to vote for a name for a particular planet, I would definitely vote for Bellerophon. This nickname being associated with the constellation is what made me think that all planets should be given names associated with their constellations somehow. The IAU has certain naming conventions for planetary features on a given body. Why can't they come up with similar naming conventions for planets within a constellation, instead of this free-for-all naming system similar to asteroids.
Arg, Bellerophon isn't one of the suggested names.
Jiguang - a legendary chinese horse
51 Pegasi System Web PagesEdit
51 Pegasi System In the NewsEdit
Supersonic Wind Causes Uniform Temperature (2007)Edit
Exoplanet's Reflected Light Detected For First Time (2015)Edit
- http://www.space.com/29174-exoplanet-first-visible-light-spectrum-video.html - video
One of the Top 20 Exoplanetary Systems First Up For Naming (May 2015)Edit
There's a song called 51 Pegasus by Total Eclipse.