Comparison of Kepler-13Ab with Five Solar-system Planets (Artist's Illustration)

Comparison of Kepler-13Ab with Five Solar-system Planets (Artist's Illustration)

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This is an artist’s impression of the gas giant planet Kepler-13Ab as compared in size to several of our solar system planets. The behemoth exoplanet is six times more massive than Jupiter. Kepler-13Ab is also one of the hottest known planets, with a dayside temperature of nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. It orbits very close to the star Kepler-13A, which lies at a distance of 1,730 light-years from Earth.


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Annotated, Artwork, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope

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NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)