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.

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Auðkenni:eso2005a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Mar 11, 2020, 17:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2005
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Nafn:WASP-76b
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Flokkur:Exoplanets
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