Gallery of exoplanets with retrograde orbits (artist's impression)

Exoplanets, discovered by WASP together with ESO telescopes, that unexpectedly have been found to have retrograde orbits are shown here. In all cases the star is shown to scale, with its rotation axis pointing up and with realistic colours. The exoplanets are shown during the transit of their parent star, just before mid-transit. The last object at the lower right is for comparison and has a “normal” orbital direction. The size of each image is three solar diameters.

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ESO/A. C. Cameron

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Auðkenni:eso1016b
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Apr 13, 2010, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1016
Stærð:3000 x 2000 px

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Nafn:Exoplanets
Tegund:Milky Way : Planet
Flokkur:Illustrations

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