Hubble Measures Atmospheric Structure of Extrasolar Planet Hd 209458b (Non-Annotated)
Hubble Measures Atmospheric Structure of Extrasolar Planet Hd 209458b (Non-Annotated)
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News release ID: STScI-2007-07
Release Date: Jan 31, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
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This artist's illustration shows the layer-cake structure of the atmopshere of extrasolar planet HD 209458b. Hubble discovered a dense upper layer of hot hydrogen gas where the super-hot planet's atmosphere is bleeding off into space.


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Artwork, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Planets, Stars

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NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)