Transit of the giant planet HD 209458
Date: 21 August 2000
Copyright: Lynett R.Cook
This is an artist's impression of the recently observed (from ground) transit of the giant planet HD 209458 in front of the parent star.
ESA's Eddington mission will search for planetary transits indicative of the presence of terrestrial, habitable planets, providing for the first time
evidence of the existence of other 'Earths'.
Last Update: 1 September 2019