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

    More information and download options:
    http://spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0720a/

    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.

    Narration:
    Dr. Robert Fosbury

    Design:
    Martin Kornmesser

    Web Technical Support:
    Lars Holm Nielsen
    Raquel Yumi Shida

    Cinematographer:
    Peter Rixner (www.perix.de)

    Script:
    Lars Lindberg Christensen, Will Gater, Bob Fosbury

    Director:
    Lars Lindberg Christensen