Artist’s impression of the famous exoplanet Tau Boötis b

This video based on an artist’s impression shows the exoplanet Tau Boötis b. This was one of the first exoplanets to be discovered back in 1996, and it is still one of the closest planetary systems known to date. Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have caught and studied the faint light from the planet Tau Boötis b for the first time. By employing a clever observational trick the team find that the planet’s atmosphere seems to be cooler higher up, the opposite of what was expected.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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ID:eso1227a
Дата релізу [date]:27 червня 2012 р. 19:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso1227
Тривалість:26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Назва:Tau Boötis b
Тип:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Категорія:Exoplanets
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