Artist's Concept of Transiting Planet XO-1b

Artist's Concept of Transiting Planet XO-1b

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News release ID: STScI-2006-22
Release Date: May 18, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This artist's impression shows a dramatic close-up of the extrasolar planet XO-1b passing in front of a Sun-like star 600 light-years from Earth. The Jupiter-sized planet is in a tight four-day orbit around the star.


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Artwork, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Planets, Stars, Variable Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)