Comparison of Kepler-13Ab with five planets from our Solar System

This is an artist’s impression of the exoplanet Kepler-13Ab as compared in size to several of the planets in the Solar System. The behemoth exoplanet is six times more massive than Jupiter. Kepler-13Ab is also one of the hottest known planets, with a dayside temperature of about 2700 °C. It orbits very close to the star Kepler-13A, which lies at a distance of 1730 light-years from Earth.

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NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1736b
Type:Artwork
Release date:27 October 2017, 15:04
Size:3000 x 2250 px

About the Object

Name:Kepler-13Ab
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:1700 light years
Category:Exoplanets

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