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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hot Jupiter with silicate cloud cover

Filed under pretty pictures, Spitzer Space Telescope, extrasolar planets

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Hot Jupiter with silicate cloud cover An artist's depiction of a "Hot Jupiter" extrasolar planet enveloped by high altitude clouds of silicate.

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope raised the possibility that some extrasolar planets may be covered by such clouds.

 

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