An exoplanet orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris, is seen in this artist's rendering courtesy of ESO L. Cal'ada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). This exoplanet is the first to have its rotation rate ... more 
An exoplanet orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris, is seen in this artist's rendering courtesy of ESO L. Cal'ada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). 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. REUTERS/ESO L. Cal'ada/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)/Handout via Reuters (OUTER SPACE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT) ATTENTION EDITOR - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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