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HD 189733b Exoplanet Animation

The exoplanet HD 189733b lies so near its star that it completes an orbit every 2.2 days. In late 2011, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found that the planet's upper atmosphere was streaming away at speeds exceeding 300,000 mph. Just before the Hubble observation, NASA's Swift detected the star blasting out a strong X-ray flare, one powerful enough to blow away part of the planet's atmosphere.
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     Hubble, Swift Detect First-ever Changes in an Exoplanet Atmosphere (id 11019)
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Artist's interpretation of what the exoplanet, flare, and atmosphere loss might have looked like.    Artist's interpretation of what the exoplanet, flare, and atmosphere loss might have looked like.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11026
Animation Number:11026
Completed:2012-06-28
Animator:Michael Lentz (USRA) (Lead)
Producer:Scott Wiessinger (USRA)
Writer:Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies)
Series:Astrophysics Animations
Goddard TV Tape:G2012-067 -- Evaporating Exoplanet
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> X-ray
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Swift
SVS >> Exo-planet
SVS >> Star
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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