The Planet Beta Pictoris B (image) ESO Share Print E-Mail Caption 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 day corresponds to an equatorial rotation speed of 100,000 kilometers/hour -- much faster than any planet in the Solar System. Credit ESO L. Calçada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.