Evaporating extrasolar planet, from Video (artist's impression)

Zoom on the parent star of HD 209458b is called HD 209458. It is similar to our Sun and lies 150 light-years from Earth. It is visible with binoculars as a seventh magnitude star in the constellation of Pegasus. This is a 1.9 degree three colour composite from the Digitized Sky Survey. The blue plate (B) is shown in blue, the red plate (R) in green and the infrared plate (I) in red.

Credit:
European Space Agency, NASA and the Digitized Sky Survey

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Id:heic0303d
Release date:12 March 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0303
Duration:18 s

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