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January 31, 2007 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-07

Hubble Probes Layer-cake Structure of Alien World's Atmosphere

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About the Object
Object Name: HD 209458b
Object Description: Extrasolar Planet
Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 03m 10s.80
Dec. +18° 53' 4".0
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: Approximately 150 light-years (46 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10145: A. Vidal-Madjar, A. Lecavelier des Etangs, and J.-M. Desert (CNRS, Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris), G. Ballester (University of Arizona), J. Walsh (Space Telescope - European Coordinating Facility), D. Ehrenreich, G. Hebrard, and R. Ferlet (CNRS, Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris), J. Mcconnell (York University), M. Mayor (Observatoire de Geneve), C. Parkinson (California Institute of Technology); and proposal 9447: D. Charbonneau (Harvard University), J.-L. Bertaux (Service d'Aeronomie du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), T. Brown (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), R. Gilliland (STScI), and R. Noyes (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

The science team comprises G. Ballester (University of Arizona), D. Sing (University of Arizona/Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris), and F. Herbert (Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris).

Instrument: STIS ACS/HRC; ACS/SBC
Filters/Gratings: G430L, G750L PR110L, PR200L, F115LP, F220W, F344N, F250W, F330W
Exposure Dates: May - July, 2003 May - July, 2005
About this Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Ballester (University of Arizona)
Release Date: February 1, 2007