HD 189733b transiting its parent star (artist's impression)

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The extrasolar planet HD 189733b transiting its parent star is here seen in an artist's impression. It is thanks to a special alignment of the planet and the star that astronomers have been able study the atmosphere of this fascinating world.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Id:heic0720c
Release date:11 December 2007, 10:00
Related releases:heic0720
Duration:30s

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