Light interacting with atmosphere

This animation shows how stellar light passing through the atmosphere of an exoplanet interacts with the atoms in the atmosphere. As each element block a specific wavelength of light, it leaves a distinguish pattern in the spectrum of the star.

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ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:hubblecast102b
Release date:11 October 2017, 16:00
Related announcements:ann1712
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets

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