Artist's Impression of "Hot Jupiter" Exoplanets

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spitzer_sig15-016 December 14th, 2015

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

This image shows an artist's impression of the 10 hot Jupiter exoplanets studied using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. From top left to lower left, these planets are WASP-12b, WASP-6b, WASP-31b, WASP-39b, HD 189733b, HAT-P-12b, WASP-17b, WASP-19b, HAT-P-1b and HD 209458b.

The colors of the planets are for illustration purposes only. There is little scientific data on color with the exception of HD 189733b, which became known as the "blue planet." The planets are also depicted with a variety of different cloud properties. The wind patterns shown on these 10 planets, which resemble the visible structures on Jupiter, are based on theoretical models.

The illustrations are to scale with each other. HAT-P-12b, the smallest of these planets, is approximately the size of Jupiter, while WASP-17b, the largest one in the sample, is almost twice the size.

The hottest planets within the sample are portrayed with a glowing night side. This effect is strongest on WASP-12b, the hottest exoplanet in the sample, but also visible on WASP-19b and WASP-17b. It is also known that several of the planets exhibit strong Rayleigh scattering. This effect causes the blue hue of the daytime sky and the reddening of the sun at sunset on Earth. It is also visible as a blue edge on the planets WASP-6b, HD 189733b, HAT-P-12b and HD 209458b.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: https://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/image/sig15-016-artists-impression-of-hot-jupiter-exoplanets

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei Mnchen, Germany

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Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
HAT-P-12b HAT-P-1b HD 189733b HD 209458b WASP-12b WASP-17b WASP-19b WASP-31b WASP-39b WASP-6b
Subject - Milky Way
Planet > Special Cases > Hot Jupiter
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ID
sig15-016
Subject Category
B.1.3.2  
Subject Name
HAT-P-12b, HAT-P-1b, HD 189733b, HD 209458b, WASP-12b, WASP-17b, WASP-19b, WASP-31b, WASP-39b, WASP-6b
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
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Bandpass
Central Wavelength
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Integration Time
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Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
10000.0, 6105.0
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Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
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Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei Mnchen
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
sig15-016.tif
Metadata Date
2021-08-04T07:23:13Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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