Zooming in on the star Tau Boötis

This zoom sequence starts with a wide view of the constellation of Bootes (The Herdsman) and the closes in on the star Tau Bootis, which is visible to the unaided eye as an unremarkable point of light in the southern part of the constellation. This star harbours one of the closest exoplanets, and one of the first to be found, in 1996. 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/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: Disasterpeace (http://disasterpeace.com/)

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ID:eso1227b
Дата релізу [date]:27 червня 2012 р. 19:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso1227
Тривалість:01 m 01 s

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