A ‘fly to’ WASP-76, the star around which WASP-76b orbits

The ultra-hot giant exoplanet WASP-76b orbits the star WASP-76, located some 390 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces. This video takes us on a journey to this system.

Observations of WASP-76b using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) suggest it rains iron on this extreme exoplanet.

Credit:

ESO/L.Calçada/spaceengine.org

About the Video

Id:eso2005b
Release date:11 March 2020, 17:00
Related releases:eso2005
Duration:39 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

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

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