Exoplanet HD 189733b (Artist's Illustration)

Exoplanet HD 189733b (Artist's Illustration)

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News release ID: STScI-2012-23
Release Date: Jun 28, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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This artist's rendering illustrates the evaporation of HD 189733b's atmosphere in response to a powerful eruption from its host star. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope detected the escaping gases and NASA's Swift satellite caught the stellar flare.

Artwork, Exoplanets, Multimission, Stars


Illustration: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center;
Science: NASA, ESA, A. Lecavelier des Etangs (CNRS-UMPC, France), and P. Wheatley (University of Warwick)