50.0 MB (1.0 MB compressed)
3515 x 4972 pixels
29.7 x 42.2 cm ⏐ 11.7 x 16.6 in (300dpi)
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.
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