NASA's Hubble creates detailed weather map of an extreme exoplanet

October 10, 2014 3:20 PM

50 0

NASA's Hubble telescope has given us some gorgeous images and details of the cosmos. Now, using that telescope, scientists have mapped out the extreme weather of a planet outside our solar system.

This exoplanet, WASP-43b, is about 260 light-years from Earth. Hubble first found it in 2011, but the planet is too far away for photographs. However, Hubble's spectrometers collected data about its variations in light, as its star transited, or passed, in front of it. This allowed scientists to map...

Read more

To category page