Gallery of exoplanets with retrograde orbits (artist's impression)

Exoplanets, discovered by WASP together with ESO telescopes, that unexpectedly have been found to have retrograde orbits are shown here. In all cases the star is shown to scale, with its rotation axis pointing up and with realistic colours. The exoplanets are shown during the transit of their parent star, just before mid-transit. The last object at the lower right is for comparison and has a “normal” orbital direction. The size of each image is three solar diameters.

Credit:

ESO/A. C. Cameron

About the Image

Id:eso1016b
Type:Artwork
Release date:13 April 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1016
Size:3000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:Exoplanets
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Category:Illustrations

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