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Sunset on HD 189733 b (reconstructed from the HST/STIS transmission spectrum) - #alienworld #extrasolarplanet

from NASA

Sunset on Mars

i will paint this... On May NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around in the evening of the rover's Martian day, or sol.

This artist's concept of HD 1885 Ab, the first known planet to reside in a triple-star system, would have a similar sunset to KELT-4Ab. Both systems host a pair of stars distantly orbiting the planet-hosting single sun. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

from The Independent

Astronomers have found the brightest known exploding star in the Universe

An impression of the ASASSN-15lh as it would appear from an exoplanet located about 10,000 light years away Beijing Planetarium/Jin Ma

from CNET

A planetary ring system 200 times the size of Saturn's

Artist's concept of the rings of J1407b. - An extrasolar planetary ring system discovered in 2012 has now been determined to be much more massive than the one orbiting Saturn.

Kepler 438b - The atmosphere of exoplanets Kepler-438b is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from its superflaring red dwarf host star.

An artist’s impression of a transiting Jupiter-mass exoplanet around a star slightly more massive than the sun. Credit: ESO, CC BY

Planet hunter Kepler begins extended mission - Kepler's mission now is to focus on finding Earth sized planets in the habitable zone of a star -- where the temperature of the orbiting planet is just right for liquid water and potentially life to exist -- and which have an orbital period of one year like Earth.