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July 11, 2013 09:40 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-26

NASA's Hubble Finds a True Blue Planet

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About the Object
Object Name: HD 189733b
Object Description: Jupiter-like exoplanet
Position (J2000): RA: 20h 00m 43s.70
Dec: +22° 42' 39".07
Constellation: Vulpecula
Distance: 63 light-years (19 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 13006: F. Pont (University of Exeter), H. Knutson (Caltech), D. Sing (University of Exeter), S. Aigrain (University of Oxford), A. Lecavelier des Etangs (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris), J.-M. Desert (Caltech), and K. Heng (ETH, Zurich).

The science team comprises F. Pont (University of Exeter), T. Evans (University of Oxford), D. Sing (University of Exeter), S. Aigrain and J. Barstow (University of Oxford), J.-M. Desert (Caltech), N. Gibson (European Southern Observatory), K. Heng (University of Bern), H. Knutson (Caltech), and A. Lecavelier des Etangs (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris).

Instrument: STIS
Exposure Date(s): December 20, 2012
Filters: G430L
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Pont (University of Exeter)
Release Date: July 11, 2013