Artist’s impression of the night side of WASP-76b

This illustration shows a night-side view of the exoplanet WASP-76b. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Strong winds carry iron vapour to the cooler night side where it condenses into iron droplets. To the left of the image, we see the evening border of the exoplanet, where it transitions from day to night.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso2005a
Type:Artwork
Release date:11 March 2020, 17:00
Related releases:eso2005
Size:10000 x 5000 px

About the Object

Name:WASP-76b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Category:Exoplanets
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