Artist's impression of the hazy red sunset on HD 189733b

An artist's impression of the extrasolar planet HD 189733b seen here with its parent star looming behind. The planet is slightly larger than our own Solar System's Jupiter. Its atmosphere is a scorching eight hundred degrees Celsius. Astronomers have found that the sunset on HD 189733b would look similar to a hazy red sunset on Earth.

Credit:

ESA, NASA and Frédéric Pont (Geneva University Observatory)

About the Image

Id:heic0720a
Type:Artwork
Release date:11 December 2007, 10:00
Related releases:heic0720
Size:1920 x 1080 px

About the Object

Name:HD 189733b
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
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Distance:60 light years


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