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News Release 359 of 967

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: Zoom into SWEEPS Image

Artist's Concept Running Time: 1 minute 9 seconds

Zoom into the Sagittarius area of the nighttime sky, where Hubble looked into our Milky Way galaxy for extrasolar planets. The camera then zooms all the way into our galaxy's central bulge, where the view dissolves into an artist's interpretation of one of the orbiting planet candidates.

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

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


Release Videos

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