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Ground-based image of the area around HAT-P-11

Ground-based image of the area around HAT-P-11

Date: 24 September 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: HAT-P-11
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This image, taken with ground-based telescopes, shows the region of sky containing the star HAT-P-11.

Not visible here is a Neptune-sized planet named HAT-P-11b, which orbits the star. Astronomers have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on the planet. It is the smallest planet ever for which water vapour has been detected.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jun-2024 00:36 UT

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