Hubblecast 12: Murk on a monster planet

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Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found the first clear evidence of high altitude haze or clouds in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet. This discovery reveals a deeper understanding of the class of giant planets that astronomers call hot Jupiters.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

This Hubblecast used images from: A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF.

Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Dr. Robert Fosbury
Design: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen, Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematographer: Peter Rixner (
Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Will Gater, Bob Fosbury
Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Release date:11 December 2007, 10:00
Related releases:heic0720
Duration:06m 15s

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Type:• X - Extrasolar Planets Videos
• X - HD Videos
• X - Hubblecast Videos


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