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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Anatomy of a Planetary Transit

Filed under explaining science, extrasolar planets

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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.

NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STSci)

Original image data dated on or about January 1, 2002

 

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