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University of Arizona

Beta Pictoris

Caption: The planet Beta Pictoris b imaged using the Apodizing Phase Plate coronagraph. The "bad" (bright) side of the image is visible to the right while the central bright regions of the central star (Beta Pictoris) have been masked out to enable the viewer to clearly see the planet to the left of the star.

Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO)

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