Orbit of Gliese 436b around its host star

The graphic shows the polar view of planet Gliese 436b around its host star. The long, comet-like tail resulting from the atmosphere getting ripped off it is shown as well. The exoplanet resides about 4 million kilometres from its star and orbits it in just 2.6 Earth days.

Credit:

NASA, ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1515b
Type:Artwork
Release date:24 June 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1515
Size:2032 x 1484 px

About the Object

Name:Gliese 436b
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Distance:30 light years
Category:Exoplanets

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