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March 12, 2003 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-08

Too Close for Comfort: Hubble Discovers an Evaporating Planet


Video: Close-Up, Extrasolar Planet Orbiting Star

Artist's Concept Running Time: 16 seconds

Dramatic close-up of the scorched extrasolar planet HD 209458b in a 4-million-mile-high orbit over its searing hot parent planet.

Credit: ESA and NASA

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