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

Om bildet

ID:eso1016b
Type:Illustrasjon
Publiseringsdato:13. april 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1016
Størrelse:3000 x 2000 px

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Navn:Exoplanets
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Kategori:Illustrations

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