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Artist's impression of 55 Cancri e (close-up)

Date: 16 February 2016
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

This artist's impression shows the exoplanet 55 Cancri e as close-up. Due to its proximity to its parent star, the temperatures on the surface of the planet are thought to reach about 2000 degrees Celsius.

Scientists were able to analyze the atmosphere of 55 Cancri e. It was the first time this was possible for a super-Earth exoplanet.


Last Update: 16 February 2016

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