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June 28, 2012 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-23

Hubble, Swift Detect First-Ever Changes in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

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Image: Swift X-ray Telescope View of Exoplanet HD 189733b's Host Star

Swift X-ray Telescope View of Exoplanet HD 189733b's Host Star

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Strong X-ray emission makes the host star of HD 189733b stand out in this view from Swift X-Ray Telescope. The image combines data from Sept. 13 and 14, 2011, and is 6 arcminutes across.

Object Name: HD 189733b

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA and S. Immler (Swift Team, Goddard Space Flight Center)

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