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A Long View October 2, 2013

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Photography, Science, Star Trek Technology, Toys.

epler-7b (left), which is 1.5 times the radius of Jupiter (right), is the first exoplanet to have its clouds mapped. The cloud map was produced using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT

On the left, clouds on a hot, Jupiter-like world dubbed Kepler 7b, which resides nearly 1000 light years away from Earth.  That’s three years worth of infrared and visual observations from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. Nice imaging, fellas (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT et. al.).


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