Tag: solar system

  • HD 189733 B: Unveiling the Terrifying Atmosphere of the Exoplanet

    HD 189733 B: Unveiling the Terrifying Atmosphere of the Exoplanet

    HD 189733B HD 189733 b is an exoplanet located approximately 63 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Vulpecula. HD 189733 b was first discovered in 2005 through the transit method, where the planet passes in front of its parent star, causing a slight decrease in the star’s brightness and the colour of the planet…

  • Transit graph: Kepler measures the brightness of stars

    Transit graph: Kepler measures the brightness of stars

    [videopress AizKc7V6]   Kepler measures the brightness of stars. The data will look like an EKG showing the heart beat. Whenever a planet passes in front of its parent star as viewed from the spacecraft, a tiny pulse or beat is produced. From the repeated beats we can detect and verify the existence of Earth-size…