Discovery Image of the Planet 51 Eridani b (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a discovery image of the planet 51 Eridani b with the Gemini Planet Imager taken in the near-infrared light on Dec. 21 2014. The bright central star has been mostly removed to enable the detection of the exoplanet one million times fainter. Credit J. Rameau (UdeM) and C. Marois (NRC Herzberg). Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used for the purpose of posting or reporting of this news release. Please provide image credit as indicated. 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.