MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This illustration shows an extrasolar planet (exoplanet) eclipsing its star. Eclipses of the Sun enable us to view the Sun's outer atmosphere - its corona. The eclipse in this image affords us a similar view of the corona of the extrasolar planet's star. It also allows us to see detail on the surface of the planet, which is highly volcanic.
Model release not required. Property release not required.