Stellar subtraction

This illustration shows how subtracting observations of a stellar surface during an exoplanet transit from observations of the star when the planet is not present can give us detailed information about the stellar surface obscured by the exoplanet.

Credit:

D. Dravins

About the Image

Id:stellar_subtraction-1080-cc
Type:Artwork
Release date:8 September 2017, 12:00
Size:3742 x 1080 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Planet : Special Cases : Transiting
Category:Exoplanets
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Stars

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