Atmospheric Spectra of Three Hot Jupiters Showing Water Absorption

Atmospheric Spectra of Three Hot Jupiters Showing Water Absorption

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News release ID: STScI-2014-36
Release Date: Jul 24, 2014
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This graph compares observations with modeled infrared spectra of three hot-Jupiter-class exoplanets that were spectroscopically observed with the Hubble Space Telescope. The red curve in each case is the best-fit model spectrum for the detection of water vapor absorption in the planetary atmosphere. The blue circles and error bars show the processed and analyzed data from Hubble's spectroscopic observations.


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Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Planets, Stars

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NASA, ESA, N. Madhusudhan (University of Cambridge), and A. Feild and G. Bacon (STScI)