Artist's View of Extrasolar Planet HD 189733b
Artist's View of Extrasolar Planet HD 189733b
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News release ID: STScI-2008-11
Release Date: Mar 19, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This illustration depicts the extrasolar planet HD 189733b with its parent star peeking above its top edge. Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to detect methane and water vapor in the Jupiter-size planet's atmosphere. They made the finding by studying how light from the host star filters through the planet's atmosphere.


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Artwork, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Planets, Stars

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)