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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: Extrasolar Planet and Tail Passing in Front of Star

Artist's Concept Running Time: 9 seconds

Extrasolar planet HD 209548b passes transits its parent star. A comet-like tail trails behind the planet as it passes in front of the star.

Credit: ESA and NASA

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