Extrasolar planet

Extrasolar planet

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This image is part of the feature Infinite Worlds

Credit: LYNETTE COOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Extrasolar planet. Artwork of a hypothetical alien planet under frozen conditions. A neighbouring gas giant planet is seen in the sky. This planet orbits its parent star in an elliptical orbit which causes extreme changes of climate. Such a planet would annually experience extreme frozen conditions when orbiting far from its parent star, or extreme high temperatures when passing near to the star (see image R650/258). Many recently discovered extrasolar planets have elliptical orbits.

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