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Tau Bootes b

Credit:        John Whatmough
Image Number:        008
Created:        1997
Available Resolution:        1024x768

One of the most massive "Hot Jupiter" discovered so far, the atmosphere of the planet orbiting tau Bootes is slowly evaporating into space. Of all the "Hot Jupiters", this one has the most severe combination of stellar temperature, stellar distance, and internal temperature.

This image is Copyright by John Whatmough, all rights reserved.