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The Antisunward Side of uAnd b

Credit:        John Whatmough
Image Number:        045
Created:        1999
Available Resolution:        1280x1024

On the antisunward side of upsilon Andromedae b, we can see the planet's red glow. At the antisunward pole, the point farthest from the sun, the atmosphere resides in perpetual dark, and is thus cool enough to permit an "ice cap" of high clouds of water ice to form.

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