Here is the first such accurate picture of the extrasolar planet Beta Pictoris c We discovered the first planet outside our solar system in the 1990s, and since then we have known about the existence of as many as 4,000 such objects. So it's high time to take one of them off. Here you are!

Here is a picture of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris c, which orbits a star twice the size of the Sun called Beta Pictoris. The objects are in the constellation Painter, 63 light-years away, or some 630 trillion kilometers. Despite this, it can be seen with the naked eye from the surface of our planet. Interestingly, the host star of this exoplanet is very young, being only 12 million years old. It is worth adding here that the Sun has been around tipsbeast billion years.

Meanwhile, the planet has a mass as much as 8 times that of Jupiter. Astronomers report that it is a unique planet because its mass is so great that it exerts a gravitational effect on the parent star, which is not often the case. Beta Pictoris c was discovered by the radial velocity method.

It is based on measuring the speed of the star moving from the star to the Earth. In practice, if astronomers detect slight changes in velocity away from and towards the Earth by observing the star, it may mean that the star may have a planet that acts on it by gravity. This is what happened with the Beta Pictoris.

Observations of this system lasted a decade using the HARPS spectroscope on the 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. However, they paid off because another exoplanet was detected, and even the first image of such a high quality was made in history. It was obtained with the Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Beta Pictoris c has a bigger sister who is also seen in the picture. For now, we know it exists, but we don't know its mass. Beta Pictoris b has 8 solar masses, but Beta Pictoris z is much larger and brighter. The answer to this question will not be easy, because this exoplanet orbits its star in 28 years. Observations will therefore require at least two decades to do.