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An artists impression of the extrasolar planet HD 189733b seen here with its parent star. The planet is 15% larger than our own Solar Systemís Jupiter and its atmosphere is a scorching 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 degrees Fahrenheit). Winds of over 5,000 mph are believed to be responsible for dissipating the heat which could explain why it hasn't simply boiled away. I have adapted and extended the original image in photoshop to make it more complete and polished off.

Image Credit: European Space Agency.


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12/31/07 9:07 PM GMT
My sincere apologies to anyone who commented and/or voted on the original version of this but it will be a lesson for me not to check uploads on a calibrated screen :-) all manner of gremlins in the background became apparent when I looked at it today so sorry for that.
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12/31/07 9:29 PM GMT
Ohhh bad, bad Phil. :) LOL
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01/01/08 12:34 AM GMT
Superb use of the clone stamp to create a feeling of another smaller planet cutting in front of this BIG dude!! Make it 3 or 4 littler planets and then you'll have nabbed it!!

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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
01/01/08 3:34 AM GMT
Wonderful Image Phil! You do amazing work I must say.
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
01/01/08 5:29 AM GMT
Very nice planet view,very good picture.
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01/01/08 1:42 PM GMT
Incredible wallpaper!!!
Thanks Phil :-)
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01/01/08 3:50 PM GMT
Amazing image..Love it.
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01/02/08 2:01 AM GMT
Much better without the green splotches. Nice job.
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01/02/08 5:56 AM GMT
Wow, this is truly amazing...your creation here sure speaks for itself. THe colours and feelings are so powerful. So interesting. Even tho I don't know much about any of this, I sure like looking at this..thanx a ton..Verena
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Simplicity is Elegance..
01/12/08 5:03 PM GMT
for some odd (and cool) reason, the sun seems to be rotating as I look at the picture more. nice effect!
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01/25/08 10:37 PM GMT
i like this crap
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01/28/08 6:21 PM GMT
If you look real hrd at it it looks like a skull in the sun, but don't look at it to long or you'll go blind. AHHHHH MY EYES !!!!! just kidding, nice work....
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02/08/08 11:22 PM GMT
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02/27/08 8:55 PM GMT
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious......wonderful stuff.
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05/04/08 8:41 AM GMT
The sun looks very good.
But the second small planet would have a little more
Tolerate light shade.
But despite good work
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07/15/08 11:34 AM GMT
Very nice work.
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08/22/08 1:42 PM GMT
Very Cool
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12/06/08 5:11 AM GMT
what can I say.....very HOT!
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12/16/08 4:30 AM GMT
This image is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can i use it?
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03/23/10 4:38 PM GMT
Hey Phil this is very impressive! And it does appear to have movement if you just stare at it!! :) Steve
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07/09/10 10:40 AM GMT
Wow! It looks really good! One thing is harrasing me about it though.
Sunspots of that magnitude would spell disaster. Either for the star itself, or for the solar system, would they not?

Of course it looks more dramatic this way, and I still like it. I just got my eye stuck on that.
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01/26/12 11:19 PM GMT
True, sunspots that size could remove part of the atmosphere of a planet that close (but imagine the spectacular auroras it would produce!). The thing that drew my eye to this image, though, is it's close similarity to the transit of Venus across the sun that I witnessed June 8, 2004, in my reflector telescope. This link is to a photo of that transit that was rather lucky for the ESTEC photographer (I did not have a digital camera at the time) who had mere seconds to get the shot. My filter did not allow me to see the unique texture of the photosphere, as your image shows, but rather a gold disk upon which the dot that is Venus was defined. In my view, Venus's corona of atmosphere appeared tinged with green from the sunlight pouring through it, and the size of the planet was about 1/10th the size of the largest sunspot you've shown us here in this submission. It's a beauty and a keeper. For anyone interested, another transit of Venus across the sun will happen this year, 2012, on June 6th.

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