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News Release 28 of 211

February 21, 2012 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-13

NASA's Hubble Reveals a New Class of Extrasolar Planet

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GJ1214b
Object Description: Exoplanet
Position (J2000): R.A. 17h 15m 18s.94
Dec. +04° 57' 49".72
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Distance: 40 light-years (12.3 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12251: Z. Berta, D. Charbonneau, C. Burke, J.-M. Desert, J. Irwin, and P. Nutzman (Harvard University), P. McCullough (STScI), and E. Miller-Ricci and J. Fortney (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Instrument: WFC3
Exposure Date(s): Various dates in 2011
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Berta (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Release Date: February 21, 2012