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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: Transiting Planet Loop Animation

Artist's Concept Running Time: 12 seconds

Animation of the transiting planet's effect on a star's light curve. One of the techniques astronomers use to find transiting planets is monitoring how light from a star dims as a planet crosses in front of it.

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