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October 4, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-34

Hubble Finds Extrasolar Planets Far Across Galaxy

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Video: Orbit of Planet with Background

Artist's Concept Running Time: 25 seconds

Animation of a transiting planet around its star, set within a tapestry of stars. This bird's-eye view of the orbiting planet and its orbital path moves down to view the orbit in front of the star.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):


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Orbit of Planet with Background Running Time: 25 seconds
Zoom into SWEEPS Image Running Time: 1 minute 9 seconds
Transiting Planet Loop Animation Running Time: 12 seconds