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Artist's impression of exoplanet HD 189733b

Date: 11 December 2007
Depicts: HD189733b
Copyright: ESA, NASA and Frédéric Pont (Geneva University Observatory)

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 using data collected with Hubble's ACS instrument have found that the sunset on HD 189733b would look similar to a hazy red sunset on Earth due to high level hazes in the planet's atmosphere.


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