Atmospheric spectra of three hot Jupiters showing water absorption

This graph compares observations with modeled infrared spectra for three hot-Jupiter-class exoplanets. These exoplanets were spectroscopically observed with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The red curve in each case is the best-fit model spectrum for the detection of water vapor absorption in the planetary atmosphere. The blue circles and error bars show the processed and analysed data from Hubble's spectroscopic observations.

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NASA, ESA, N. Madhusudhan (University of Cambridge), and A. Feild and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Image

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Id:opo1436b
Type:Artwork
Release date:24 July 2014, 17:20
Size:2329 x 3150 px

About the Object

Name:HD 189733b, HD 209458b, Osiris, WASP-12b
Type:• Milky Way : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
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