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Anatomy of a Planetary Transit

Anatomy of a Planetary Transit

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NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STSci)

Anatomy of a Planetary Transit
As the planet moves in front of its star, the star's luminosity dips, and then returns to its former level when the transit is complete.

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Original image data dated on or about January 1, 2002

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