Transiting Planet Loop Animation

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Duration: 12 seconds

Animation of the transiting planet's effect on a star's light curve. One of the techniques astronomers use to find transiting planets is monitoring how light from a star dims as a planet crosses in front of it.


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Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Planets, Stars

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: October 4, 2006


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