Artist’s impression of the exoplanet WASP-19b

An artist's impression showing the exoplanet WASP-19b, in which atmosphere astronomers detected titanium oxide for the first time. In large enough quantities, titanium oxide can prevent heat from entering or escaping an atmosphere, leading to a thermal inversion — the temperature is higher in the upper atmosphere and lower further down, the opposite of the normal situation.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1729a
Type:Artwork
Release date:13 September 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1729
Size:8000 x 4680 px

About the Object

Name:WASP-19b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Illustrations

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