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News Release 495 of 949

March 12, 2003 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-08

Too Close for Comfort: Hubble Discovers an Evaporating Planet

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Video: Extrasolar Planet Orbiting Parent Star

Artist's Concept Running Time: 11 seconds

Extrasolar planet HD 209458b orbiting parent star with comet-like gas tail.

Credit: ESA and NASA


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