Beta Pictoris is an A type star, 63 lightyears away from our own Solar System. The star is host to a debris disk and a planet. Using high spectroscopic observations, astronomers were able to measure the length of a day on bet Pic b: 8.1 hours. The planet or material in orbit around it may have been responsible for a transit-like event observed in November 1981. Link to scientific paper Your name Note: Your commit will be vetted before it is merged into the public version. It is crucial that you include a link to a scientific publication. For more information on the meaning of the different datafields see the readme file in the Open Exoplanet Catalogue repository on github.