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Orbit of Gliese 436b around its host star

Orbit of Gliese 436b around its host star


Date: 24 June 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: NASA, ESA

The graphic shows the polar view of planet Gliese 436b around its host star. The long, comet-like tail resulting from the atmosphere getting ripped off it is shown as well. The exoplanet resides about 4 million kilometres from its star and orbits it in just 2.6 Earth days.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 08:43 UT

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