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December 31, 2013 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-06

Hubble Sees Cloudy Super-Worlds with Chance for More Clouds

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object - GJ 1214b
Object Name: GJ 1214b
Object Description: Extrasolar Planet
Position (J2000.0): RA: 17h 15m 18s.94
Dec: +04° 57' 49".72
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Distance: 40 light-years (12.3 parsecs)
About the Hubble Data - GJ 1214b
Data Description:

The Hubble data are from proposal 13021: J. Bean (University of Chicago), J.-M. Desert (California Institute of Technology), S. Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), D. Deming (University of Maryland), B. Benneke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Z. Berta-Thompson (Harvard University), K. Stevenson (University of Chicago), and D. Homeier (Lyon Centre for Astrophysics Research).

The science team includes: L. Kreidberg and J. Bean (University of Chicago), J.-M. Desert (California Institute of Technology), B. Benneke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), D. Deming (University of Maryland), K. Stevenson (University of Chicago), S. Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Z. Berta-Thompson (Harvard University), A. Seifahrt (University of Chicago), and D. Homeier (Lyon Centre for Astrophysics Research).

Instrument: WFC3
Grism: G141
Dates: September 27, 2012 - August 4, 2013
About the Object - GJ 436b
Object Name: GJ 436b
Object Description: Extrasolar Planet
Position (J2000.0): RA: 11h 42m 11s.09
Dec: +26° 42' 23".65
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 36 light-years (9.2 parsecs)
About the Hubble Data - GJ 436b
Data Description:

The Hubble data are from proposal 11622: H. Knutson (California Institute of Technology), D. Charbonneau (Harvard University), and S. Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

The science team includes: H. Knutson (California Institute of Technology), B. Benneke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), D. Deming (University of Maryland), and D. Homeier (Lyon Centre for Astrophysics Research).

Instrument: WFC3
Grism: G141
Dates: October 26, November 29, and December 10, 2012, and January 2, 2013
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, L. Kreidberg and J. Bean (University of Chicago), and H. Knutson (California Institute of Technology)
Release Date: January 1, 2014